For my final foray into printmaking with play dough plates I decided to create prints by impressing into the play dough. As before I used watered down acrylic paint and laid plain white copier paper on top to create my prints.
I used kitchen gadgets to create interesting patterns:
I then experimented with carving into the play dough with a pencil to create stylised tree designs:
I also created this cat design by drawing into the plate:
Next I tried flattening the play dough around my design. While I really like the final print it was harder to create a print without wrecking the design.
I also did the classic leaf impressions. For this print I used a large hydrangea leaf:
Overall, my favourite prints were the simple geometric patterns since they were easy to create and printed well. One issue that I had was bits of the play dough sticking to the paper, because of this I would use this activity more for the process than for the final product.