My element is Vanadium. The atomic number for Vanadium is 23. Vanadium is a metal element. It can be used as an additive to steel to prevent it from rusting. When I was doing research I found out that Vanadium was discovered in mexico by Andrés Manuel del Río. the element was named after the Scandinavian goddess of beauty and fertility.
At first I wanted to create a stamp of mexico with a V in the middle, however that seemed kind of basic and boring. I then decided to look up what a fertility goddess looked like. I decided that it was a creative way to show the element Vanadium. I then tried to draw the fertility goddess as a stamp to the best of my ability. It took me a few times to get the stamp that I wanted, but I liked my final sketch.
Now that I had my sketch I had to draw it on transfer paper and flip it so that my stamp won't be backward when I use it as a stamp. I then used a 4x6 card to imprint my flipped sketch on transfer paper to the card. I used a pencil to indent my stamp. The indentation would be the positive space for my stamp. When it came time to stamp, I rolled the blue paint evenly on mt card/ stamp and placed it on a piece of paper. I then pressed on the stamp with a wooden spoon to distribute the paint on the paper. I removed my card/ stamp to reveal my element stamp. If I was to do this stamp again I would make sure that my indentations on the card were deep enough so that all of the parts that should be negative space were negative space and all the places that should be positive were positive.
My favorite part of this project was printing my stamp. It was nice seeing my stamp come alive with color. The positive space really pops and represents Vanadium the way I wanted it to.
What is your element? Name and atomic number
My element is Tungsten. The number is 74.
Tell the reader about your element, history, function/use and so on.
Tungsten was first discovered by two brothers name Juan Jose and Fausto Elhuyar when they were living in Swedin. Since tungsten is heavy, they named it tungsten because it means heavy stone in German. It was made out of minerals and tin.
How did you get the idea for the imagery you chose?
As I was doing research for tungsten, I came across diamonds because when diamonds were first discovered, it was heavy. So that’s when I started to draw diamond as my imagery.
What process did you go through to make this print?
There was a lot of process when doing this print. The first process was that drawing the diamond was hard because I have to make it perfectly semetrical. Then when it was time for printing, it was easy because there was no need to turn it backwards. While drawing it on the foam, the only thing that need to be backward was the number and the letter. While printing it, I evenly rolled the paint and then rolled it to the foam. After that, I layed a paper on top of it and then evenly rubbed it on to the paper. After that, your picture will be perfect.
What would you do differently if you did this print a second time?
I would try and draw another picture that is similar to tungsten
What part of the project did you enjoy the most? Describe the step and what you liked so much about it.
My Element is Scandium. Its ATN is 21
Scandium was discovered by Lars F. Nilson in 1879, in Uppsala, Sweden.He extracted it from euxenite, a complex mineral containing eight metal oxides. He had already extracted erbium oxide from euxenite, and from this oxide he obtained ytterbium oxide and then another oxide of a lighter element whose atomic spectrum showed it to be an unknown metal. Scandium is mainly used for research purposes. An aluminium-scandium alloy has been used in Russian MIG fighter planes, high-end bicycle frames and baseball bats.
As I was reading about it they said my element was hard to find and that they had to scavenge for it and when I hear the word scavenge I think of the bird scavenger, better known as the Vulture.
I first drew different versions of my vulture and picked the best one. Next I redrew it but on a bigger scale. After that I got transparent paper and traced over it.(there’s a lot of drawing and tracing) Then using the transparent paper I traced my print backwards on an impressionable piece of material. Finally I got some paint and rolled it onto my impressionable material and stamped it onto a piece of paper.
If I could do this differently I would have made a more detailed vulture and used different colors.
I enjoyed drawing out my ideas. It gave me a chance to use my imagination.
This is my print/ matt that represents the element Gallium. Gallium has an atomic number 31 and I choose to draw a bike because some bike frames are made out of gallium. I will tell you that search and thinking of things the draw for this element was difficult to me but I choose the bike. Gallium was discovered spectroscopically by the French chemist Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875. Gallium also melts so in room temperature or higher it will turn into a liquid. AT first, for my print, I was just going to draw a bike frame but when I looked at it, I told myself that people might not know what is is so I added the wheels to make a complete bike but I wanted the main focus of the print to be the bike frame . If I were to do this again, I would do more research about the element to see where it comes from and what object of today are made out of gallium.
The element that was chosen for me was Chlorine which has 17 for its atomic number. In 1774 Chlorine was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Chlorine is one of the elements that isn’t just found in free nature. Scheele combined MnO2 and HCI to get Chlorine. In today’s society Chlorine is used to help drinking water be safe for humans and for pool water as many people may know. It also has to do a lot with the production of paper, plastic, dyes, textiles, and paint. I didn’t want to be basic a draw a pool because everyone knows the chlorine is in pool water. So I used bamboo trees because chlorine is found in that. From making this print it took plenty of patience and creativity. First I to sketch what it should look like. Then I went on the the template. After that I went the styrofoam which was a little tricky because it had to be drawn backwards. Once I got to print my element it was coming out great. If I were to do this project over again I would crave in the styrofoam a little because sometimes the paint would get in the shallow parts. The final print process was the most enjoyable for me because once I got to see my final project done I was statisfied.
My element was gold, the atomic number is 79. Gold is primarily used in jewelry and aesthetics, it can also be used in food, and money. In old stories dragons usually guard piles of gold, and my picture is a dragon on-top a pile of gold.
Mrs. Hull taught us how to sketch into our foam, flip it over so it’s backwards, then roll it and make a print of it. I would spend more time working on the stamp part and painting it correctly, so it looks better. I enjoyed drawing the dragon the most, because it was fun to do.