My element was Potassium, Atomic number 19. it was discovered by Sir Humphry Davy through the process of electrolysis way back in 1807. it's name was derived from the word English word Potash, which is where it can be found. Potassium is an Alkali metal, which is group 1 of the periodic table. 

Potassium can be found in foods like bananas, avocados, fish, potatoes and more. It is used in fertilizers and also in the making of glass. The idea for my image was based on how potassium is used in fertilizers and can also be found in natural foods. So I drew a vine, in the shape of a K because K is the symbol for that element. (you can see the K better if you turn it to the side or tilt your head). I drew this vine to represent plants and growth. (fertilizers help plants grow, and those potassium rich foods help people grow). 

To do this project, I had to do research on the element, which luckily was easy enough for me because I already had done a project on this element before. Then i had to think of an image that could represent this element and be 4X6'' (not bananas! That's boring). at first i wanted to draw stained glass because it is used in the making of glass, but I didn't like the way it turned out, so I decided I wanted to do a K in calligraphy. eventually it started to look like a plant so I continued with that idea and drew leaves. After the drawing I traced it onto a piece of parchment paper and turned it so that it was backwards and traced that onto my plate. After that, I rolled paint onto my plate, stamped it onto a piece of white paper, and chose the neatest nicest ones to be matted. 

I then cut my image to the right size, 4X6''. To Matt my images, I chose a piece of construction paper and measured it to be 6X8". finally I glued my cut image down to the middle of the paper so that it has a 1'' boarder. there aren't many things that I would do differently because to be completely honest i loved this final project and i think it turned out well. I think the only thing I would do differently is be more careful with the paint, because I made a few stamps and kept messing them up because I wasn't careful. 

My favorite part of this project was the designing process. I like to draw and even though I was frustrated a lot, the final outcome was amazing in my opinion. I think it was very creative and i thought outside of the box for this one.