I saw this method of making prints on Pinterest, and thought maybe I could do it! Wishful thinking.
I cut up a polystyrene plate into a rectangle shape. Well, in the picture it looks more like an oval, and you probably can tell. But it was a rectangle when I finished cutting it.
I used my computer tracing method to trace a map of Michigan backwards. See, you have to do this backwards, because otherwise, your PRINT would be backwards.
So I didn’t have any sharp objects to trace this out the way I wanted to, so instead I sharpened one of my paintbrushes and used that to trace it. Yeah, my paintbrush is super sharp now.
I cut up some packaging paper for printing on…
Here it is with blue! I placed the polystyrene stamp on the paper, after I had smeared paint all over it (with the aforementioned paintbrush), then used a rolling pin to smash the paint onto the paper.