Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Etching workshop - 2

I love etching! With our scribed waxed plates at the ready,

we slipped them in to the acid to be feathered (where you swirl a feather in the acid) a few times in the 30 minute submerging. Rubber gloved up to take them out and rinsed, then off to be Kerosened (to get the wax off). Cleaned again to degrease with talc and ammonia. Next came the paper registration, press setting up and inking of the plate.
Plate before inking

Claude used Deb's plate as the sample..and the sound of the oooh and ahhs as she lifted off the paper was great.
Gryphon with ball of wool.
 Inking up

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