Thursday, December 20, 2018

Screen Made Christmas Cards

The first Christmas card was published in 1843, and the tradition caught on like wildfire. People love to be remembered and it is extra special, especially in this digital age, when the card is handmade.  My students created paper stencils, for cards, by cutting out Christmas-themed drawings. We taped the stencils onto the back of a  silk screen and then squeegeed ink through the screen and onto card stock. My students have done screen printing before, but this is the first time they created an edition. They used some cards to write prisoners who volunteer their time to work as Braille transcribers, and the rest will be for sale at the student Christmas exhibit.

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