My element is Fluorine and it has the atomic number of 9. It is the lightest halogen and appers naturally as a gas. It was isolated in 1886 by a French chemist named Ferdinand Ferderic Henri Moissan. It is used in iron welding, and when mixed with water it is used toothpaste and tap water to prevent cavities. I got the idea to do iron welding for my print because I didn't want to do a basic drawing of a bottle of toothpaste. I thought that this was something that not a lot of people knew, and it would show well with negative space.
To create this, I first drew my drawing onto a 4 by 6 piece of paper. I then drew it on tracing paper, and then drew my drawing backwards onto the styrofoam canvas. I think put the ink on my canvas, pushed it down onto a paper with a regular piece of paper, and then slowly removed the paper from the canvas. I then ripped off the edges from the print, and then put it onto a 5 by 7 mat.
If I could do this project again, I would fill up more space on the canvas, becauase it is pretty bare. I would also make more prints, that way I could have more options when it came to which ones I was turning in. Finally, I would try and measure the mat better, The frist time I tried to put my print onto the mat, all my measurements were off, and I had to do it all again. The part of this project I enjoyed the most was putting the ink onto the canvas. I had never done it before, so it was cool to learn how to do it and see how it came out everytime.