How may styrofoam food tray I am consuming in a week? I collected styrofoam food trays and counted them.
It it scary to see the reality. But this is the styrofoam trash as a 4 person family /week.
I buy vegetables,cheese,ham,etc…many things are on these styrofoam tray wrapped with plastic. I like repurposing the trash.
How to upcycle styrofoam to printing materials.
I washed and cut the edges to make then flat styrofoam .
Then keep in the plastic container which was BBQ meat container.
Let’s start print making❣️
use pencils or ballpoint pen. Draw the image you like on the styrofoam plate.
Then, add ink on the styrofoam.
I used roller for adding ink onto the tray. Ink is acrylic ink this time.
Ink tray is the plastic container lid of BBQ meat😝
Applying the ink on the styrofoam, put the paper on the styrofoam. Rub the back of the paper to attach the ink to paper.(I use my hand to rubbing)
I like simple black. I added yellow to see the different.
Styrofoam printing was fun. It is safe Art for kids because no knife to make prints.
Can’t stop printing! This is the view of my kitchen floor in the end of the art making day
Now I need to clean these and cook the dinner!
Let’s collages all printed art.
This art is now exhibiting in the art fest at Quincy May13-June 11 . (@ Qarts gallery)
Options/ stamp pad , watercolors
The stamp ink pad works too!( left side was stamp pad ink, right side is watercolor and crayon to add detail color )
I tried the watercolor using brush for colored printing. It works too. Need to adjust the right amount of water is a bit challenging but watercolor printing might be easier to clean the mess.
Let’s use kitchen trash to make art🤩
Happy up cycling 🥰