10 May 2014

New etching press!

I've had a bit of a splurge and treated myself to a baby etching press (FOME school press) - very small, but it will let me try out some stuff I've been keen to do ever since the Curwen Press workshops last summer...

So, here's the first effort...

Fox drypoint print

First is the first drypoint print, done on an acetate sheet. Next is the 'ghost print' - the plate went through the press a second time with no additional inking. Then, when these had dried, I added watercolour to the ghost print. Just to see, you know...

Stuff I used: Caligo safe wash oil-based etching ink, Fabriano Rosapina paper, W&N watercolours. Plate size was about 6 by 8".

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