What is your element? Name and atomic number
-My element is Manganese, its atomic number is 25.
Tell the reader about your element, history, function/use and so on.
- Manganese has been around for more than three centuries, it was discovered by a swedish chemist by the name of Johan Gottlieb Gahn. Manganese. A good amount of the Earth's crust is actually made of manganese
How did you get the idea for the imagery you chose?
I didn't want to do a generic soda can so I decided that I was going to do a human body with a lot of foods that are high in manganese and I can have that as my symbol.
What process did you go through to make this print?
My process for this was kind of long and kind of easy at the same time, I decided on my design in the actually really like my design but I doubt it it for a while because I thought it was too simple or it was just not going to look well as my final product but I actually love how it turned out. I made three drawing prince before I transferred it onto my styrofoam plate and I picked my best one in my favorite one.
What would you do differently if you did this print a second time?
I think I would have changed how I made my styrofoam plate I would have darkened more areas so that it would have given more deaths to the final product because I don't think I pressed down as hard with my pencil when I was making a styrofoam plate and because of that it wasn't as precise as I wanted it to be.
What part of the project did you enjoy the most? Describe the step and what you liked so much about it.
My favorite part about the project was probably the printing process with a styrofoam plate onto the final white paper. This is because I felt like it was just really refreshing seeing my final print come to life and seeing the different colors that I could have it associated with. So with the printing process I had to use a barrel thing and roll this slow drying paint on my styrofoam plate which then I transferred and pressed against a white piece of paper which was going to be my final paper and so the paint from the styrofoam plate would be transferred onto the final.
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