Part 2: Two colour etching

Back at the end of January I wrote about a 2 day workshop I did with Basil Hall.  Click here to read that so you get the idea of what I was trying to achieve.

Essentially I didn’t go with any plan of what to etch into a plate for the first day so I drew a random design that I entitled Circus.

The first plate was printed as a black proof and I applied colour in some areas ready for etching into the second plate.

I was pretty happy with it, seeing as I really hadn’t had any idea of what to expect from the class.

Once both plates were aquatinted and etched they were printed together in blue and yellow.  A reasonable first attempt.  Last week I reprinted the plates using a cyan blue and diarylide yellow.  Unfortunately the registration slipped horribly.

Interesting colours!  Not quite ‘circus’ enough for me though.  So I made a change.

That’s a bit more like it.  Now what can I do with it next?  I think some water-colour might be fun.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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