My element is iron and it’s atomic number is 26.\
The word iron derives from the Anglo-Saxon word "iron" or iren" the origin of the symbol Fe comes from the Latin word "ferrum" meaning "iron. Iron can be used to make a lot of other useful materials like steel which is used often in manufacturing. Iron is one of the most plentiful elements. It comprises about 5.6% of the earth's crust and almost all of the earth's core
I decided that I wanted to make my print about steel because iron is a huge part in making steel and steel is a huge component to us as a civilization so I thought that would be cool to write about and that’s why I put the steel beams holding up the world.
I know at first I made something stupid because, naturally. But then I came up with the design and the word to go with it and I liked it a lot.
If I could go through this process again I would probably make a more concise picture if that makes sense just try to make it smaller and look a little cooler.
My favorite part was definitely transferring the picture onto paper and then being able to look at it that was tough.
My element is Mercury, which is element 80. It has a mass of 200.59. Mercury is the only metallic element that is a liquid at room temperature. It is used in fluorescent lighting, thermometers, and certain types of medication. In Ancient Rome, it was used in cosmetics. This is unfortunate, as it is highly toxic. When choosing what images to incorporate into my print, the first thing I noticed about Mercury was its reflective, silvery surface. The imagery I used ended up being a hand with mercury dripping onto it from a broken thermometer. The process of making this print involved sketching out a plan, redrawing my final design, transferring the design to tracing paper, etching it onto a styrofoam sheet, and using the styrofoam sheet as the plate to print off of after using the brayer to coat it in ink. If I had to do the print again, I would have put in less detail. This would have made it turn out a lot neater. What I particularly enjoyed about this project was that it involved chemistry and art, which are my favorite subjects. It was interesting to be working on the same thing in two classes, as well. Perhaps this helped to reinforce the lesson.
This element is called Calcium, the abbreviation is Ca and the atomic number is 20. It is the 5th most abundant element in the earth, it’s compounds is oxygen and water so it’s not found in nature. Metallic calcium was founded by Sir Humphry Davy while he was mixing lime and aluminum. So when he named calcium comes from the latin term calx means lime. Now you can produce pure calcium metal by heating lime and aluminum. The metal reacts with water vapor, oxygen, and nitrogen and it creates a yellow coat of oxide, hydroxide, and nitride. Calcium is not only a chemical element, it’s also a natural vitamin. Raw milk, cooked kale, sardines, yogurt, broccoli, cheese, etc.. is rich in calcium. Calcium helps your bones even your teeth.
When I was making the print my image was to show that calcium comes from milk so I drew a cow. My first ideas was bones or drawing a lot of cows. But I kept it simple just drawing a big adorable cow. I feel like by seeing my print you can know right way that my element is about milk and milk is calcium. If I’m able to do this again I would create more design around the cow, to make it more obvious the message. The part I enjoy the most is I was able peeling the paper of the foam stamp because it was smooth just like permanent tattoos that you put on with water. The paint was smooth on the foam stamp by using the rolling tool, you had to have a small layer on the foam paint to make a nice layer on the paper.
This is for my art class
June 9, 2017
My element is platinum. My atomic number is 78. Platinum was first discovered in South America. The first written account of him was Julius C Scaliger in 1557. The origin of its name is “platina” which means little silver. Platinum is used for jewelry, catalytic converters, and dental work. I am making a print design to represent platinum. I thought of this idea because platinum is used in jewelry. Many people use platinum to represent their commitment with a ring. This print had the best image in my mind. First, I did research and I found many different uses for it. I found out that people use it in jewelry. I thought that the most perfect idea would be to represent commitment. I came up with many different designs to represent platinum. I finally came up with the perfect one. I had traced my idea onto the tracing paper. Once I was finished, I flipped the printing paper backwards and retraced over it with the foam board. I then got the foam board and rolled paint onto it. I pasted them down onto a blank sheet of paper. I selected the best three, matted two of them and unmatted another one. If I were able to redo this assignment, I would come up with a more precise design. I could use more details within the design of the dress and make it very detailed. I would trace my lines more accurately.
Printmaking was quite exciting! The best part had to be the ending. When I used the roll to paint and pasted it down onto the paper, I was anticipating how well my prints would turn out. I would slowly lift the paper peeling it hearing the paint and the paper sticking. The end results were so fascinating. The negative and positive space were so contrasting. Printing down my own designs was really fun. It was a great new experience! I can't wait to design more creative prints on my own.
My element is Tungsten and it’s atomic number is 74. My element was discovered by Irish chemist Peter Woulfe from his analysis of the mineral wolframite. Tungsten was isolated as tungstic oxide (WO3) in Sweden by Carl W. Scheele in 1781. Tungsten is widely used in older style electric bulbs and electronic tubes. It is also used as the filament in halogen tungsten lamp, and it is used in heavy metal alloys due to its hardness.
I decided to draw and grenade because Tungsten is used in bullets, missiles and grenades. As I was looking at images I saw a tattoo of an exploding grenade and I thought it looked nice so I decided to draw it. To make the print I first sketched the grenade a few times and finally once I liked one of them I drew it nicely. Then after the drawing was finished I had to draw it again onto onion paper so that I could trace over it to engrave the styrofoam. Then I covered it with ink and transferred/printed it onto paper.
If I printed again I would spend more time drawing to attempt to make the drawing even better. I also would add more paint so that the entire image was printed evenly. I enjoyed the research the most because I found what I learned interesting and I was learning a lot of different facts. For the research I had to look at all the aspects of my element, what it is used for, where it is found, where, when and who discovered it, where is it mined, and it’s facts such as it atomic mass, atomic number and symbol.