Alcohol Ink Tiles with Metal Embossing
We combined alcohol ink tiles and metal embossing for a twist
on Jim Dine Heart pieces. The tiles were a big hit a couple years
ago at my daughter's 11th birthday party here.
Directions for tiles can be found here.
With a couple coats of Krylon Crystal Clear spray
these tiles can make great trivets or coasters.
Metal Tooling with Metallic Marker Borders
My piece is being gifted to my Mom and Dad
My students and I experimented with metal repousse or embossing on small squares of aluminum. I was inspired by this project from Georgetown Elementary Art Blog. We used dull pencils and ballpoint pens to create designs. We had the option of adding ink to our pieces or flipping them over to use the reverse raised side. It was a medium that my tween students and I thoroughly enjoyed. I offered pieces of black square construction paper and metallic markers to continue or add to their metal designs.
The girls enjoyed experimenting with nature gelatin prints inspired by this post from Cassie Stephens.
They unanimously agreed that the "ghost" prints, (after the leaves were removed) were the most interesting, resembling x-rays.
A special thanks to my Tuesday afternoon group of girls! It was fun exploring new media with you!