How to Make a Print From a Plate

by Angelique Kuyper

Create images using styrofoam plates.

Supplies

  • Carved styrofoam plate
  • Tray
  • Brayer
  • Printing ink
  • Good quality final print paper
  • Newspaper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Squeeze ink onto tray.

    Step 2

    Roll the brayer in the ink up and down and side to side.

    Step 3

    Roll the inked brayer onto your plate.

    Step 4

    Place plate on your paper. Ink side down.

    Step 5

    Flip over and massage the paper, pressing firmly.

    Step 6

    Flip over and gently pull the plate away from the paper.

    Step 7

    You have a finished print. Reapply ink to plate for more printmaking.