Students inking their lino block and radial printing.
We looked at several versions of Islamic tilings examining shapes, colors, design and spacing. Next we cut our individual 3" (7.6 cm) tile stamps from E-Z-Cut Printing Blocks which are thick enough to provide each of us with two sides so we could make two different designs. Using Block Printing Inks, we made our tile prints on 12x18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) colored Construction Paper... placing the tile prints in radial symmetry. After the ink dried, we colored the designs with Cray-Pas. Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Paint was used as our fixative. Directly below you can see how we began.