How to Create a Print on Foam

by Jules Nearing

Step by step guide on printmaking using a foam surface.


  • Foam sheet
  • Printing ink or acrylic paint
  • Pencil/pen
  • Brayet
  • Baren
  • Paper
  • Ink tray
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Draw image onto foam with pencil or pen

    Step 2

    Make sure beater rolls smoothly with your hand

    Step 3

    Sneeze ink into a paint tray or surface

    Step 4

    Roll inked brayer onto foam

    Step 5

    Cover the entire piece of foam with ink

    Step 6

    Ensure even coverage of ink for best print

    Step 7

    Place paper on top of inked foam

    Step 8

    Use barren to apply smooth pressure all over paper. Make sure you make good contact with paper and inked foam.

    Step 9

    Slowly pull paper away from foam

    Step 10

    The print begins to be revealed

    Step 11

    Voila. Your print is pulled. Make note of the light color on the paper. Use more ink to achieve a darker print if desired.