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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Learning and caring together, building a firm foundation for the future

Printing Patterns

As part of art this week we used polystyrene tiles, paint and paper to create wallpaper patterns in the style of William Morris.  

Recently, we looked at William Morris' patterns. We thought they were detailed and intricate. We noticed that as well as birds and fruit, his patterns often included flowers. We used this as inspiration for our own wallpaper patterns.

 

Making the patterns took more than one lesson as there were several steps. First we had to draw out the two flowers that we wanted on each of our two tiles. This meant we were clear with what we were going to press. Once we were happy with this, we copied it onto the tile by pressing down into them with a pencil to make holes. We had to be careful with the tiles as they were very fragile and could break easily if bent. 

 

  

Next we chose two colours to use to paint the tiles with, each in a different colour. We then had to press the tiles firmly onto the paper and carefully lift them back off again to reveal our flower.  This was when we found out whether out polystyrene tile had worked! We alternated the tiles, so that the flowers and colours alternated and our pattern repeated itself.

We had lots of fun making these and were pleased with the final outcome!

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