Printmaking Element - Strontium - Jimmy Kry

My element was Strontium. The atomic number for Strontium was 38. Strontium are named after Strontian, a village in Scotland near which the mineral was discovered in 1790 by Adair Crawford and William Cruickshank; it was identified as a new element from it’s crimson-red flame test color. Strontium can increase the retention of calcium by the body, it is sometimes used to help prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis. It is known to contribute to the health of bones and teeth. It alludes to the presence of strontium in nuclear fallout. A soft, silvery metal that burns in air and reacts with water. Strontium is best known for the brilliant reds its salts give to fireworks and flares. It is also used in producing ferrite magnets and refining zinc. I researched strontium, clicked on images and saw there were images of crystals, so I used crystals as my idea for my imagery. It was hard getting all the detailed crystal lines and making sure when pressed onto the plate, that the pen won’t move everywhere. First, I had to trace my drawing on the tracing paper and trace/pressed it on the plate. I would probably do something other than a crystal because it was hard tracing it onto the plate. First, you draw your paper on a piece of paper or in a sketchbook. Second, trace the drawing from the sketch book onto the tracing paper. Third, flip your tracing paper to face the back of your drawing, then tape/paste it onto the white plate. Fourth, trace the drawing onto the plate and make sure your press down a little to see the drawing. Fifth, roll some paint onto the plate. Sixth, paste the plate onto a blank paper and then take a spoon and rub the plate. Seventh, peel the plate off of the paper. I enjoy putting paint onto my plate and pasting it onto the paper. I also enjoyed, ripping the paper because I found i satisfying.

“Strontium - Element Information, Properties and Uses | Periodic Table.” Royal Society of Chemistry - Advancing Excellence in the Chemical Sciences,