Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is a great artist to learn about – get inspired by his cakes, pies and cupcake artwork!

On a 4” x 6“ piece of thin paper – like newsprint or copy paper – draw 1-3 cupcakes – maybe add a glass or plates or forks if you have some empty space.

Transfer your drawing to a piece of foam by taping your picture on top of a piece of 4” x 6” piece of Styrofoam. Take a pen and redraw your picture – press with your pen – but not so hard that you tear through the paper.

Gently take the paper and tape off and with a dull pencil or stick press harder on your lines so they indent further into the Styrofoam.

Now you are ready to print!

Roll the ink onto the Styrofoam – put paper on top – rub and you have a print!

Notice how the print is backwards from the original drawing!