My element was Iodine, element number 53. Bernard Courtois was trying to extract potassium chloride from seaweed. Then he added sulfuric acid to result in a purple vapor. That's where the name iodine comes from. The origin of it's name is from the greek word iodes. Iodes means violet. Iodine is a necessity in your body. Some things it is used in is medicine, photography and used in table salt. For my print I did a salt shaker. I decided to go with the salt shaker because iodine is put in table salt to prevent thyroid disease. The first step was to make a the design. Secondly I had to trace it onto wax paper then foam. When tracing it on the foam I had to make it backwards so that when I printed it , it would come out the right way. The last step is putting paint on it and putting onto white paper. If I were to do this project over I would trace it onto the foam better because I had issue with everything coming out the way I wanted it to. Overall my favorite part was painting the foam because my favorite thing to do in art is paint.