Dragon by Jonathan
Music: Daban Cheng di guniang
(The Daban City Girl)
II The Chop and Relief
A four to five day lesson
plan for 8th grade by Sue Lindemulder
The purpose is to use the chop to create a multicolored
relief print. This project should take 2 to 3 days to
- A carved chop
- Colored water base markers
- 12" X 18" Paper (Use a light weight paper so that a
grid can be seen through from beneath.)
- A grid appropriate to the size of the chop
(To create a grid draw horizontal and vertical lines that
are the size of the chop or slightly smaller. Use only whole
boxes. Trace over the lines with a black marker. Xerox one
for each. )
- Center and tape the grid beneath the print paper. The
grid should be visible through thru the paper.
- Students will choose two contrasting colored markers.
Students should plan to do all of the stamping with one
color before beginning with the second color.
- The chops may be printed in one of several chop
- All chop prints printed in the same direction
- Alternate top to bottom (stripes)
- Slide (checkerboard)
- Rotate (turn as the hands of the clock)
- Apply marker to the surface of the chop and press
within the grid on the paper. Students need a color plan
as well as chop placement plan. Students might use
stripes of color, a checkerboard of color, frames of
color, a spiral or chevron pattern. A plan must be
decided on before the print is started. If the markers
are fresh 2 or 3 print s can be made before re-inking.
Test markers first.