Tag Archives: Hard ground etching

Etching: Rock pools

I’ve been desperately trying to get back to my ‘One & Twenty’ routine.  OK, hardly a routine, but I’d like it to be.  The idea is that I look at something for one minute (really trying to examine the image … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Elian and the Vortex

Combining the plates: In my last post I posed the question ‘Is it too much to ask to be able to prepare 2 plates, add chine collé and achieve exact registration?‘.  Well, put it this way, it hasn’t been easy … Continue reading

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Stage 1: Elian and the Vortex

Plate 1: Zinc plate, hard-ground etched from pencil transfer drawing. My start point for this project was a bunch of native flowers given to me by my husband, and some plants I recently photographed whilst out walking..  Australian natives are … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Angus Fisher – Fine Artist & Printmaker

I first came across Angus Fisher through the National Art School website and was enthralled when I followed their links and came to his website and youtube channel. Having recently completed a basic hard ground etched design myself, I sat, … Continue reading

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Hard ground etching: The final process

Water & spit biting Set-up We prepared a dedicated work area for this because the process can be quite hazardous as it involves pure nitric acid and keeping that contained is all important.  It is a colourless liquid and is, … Continue reading

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Hard ground etching: The next stage

Aquatint & selective masking Step 1: Aquatint Aquatint is a way of preparing the print plate surface to hold a lot of ink, thereby creating a solid deeply coloured printed area. So what is aquatint? Aquatint is powdered resin that … Continue reading

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Hard ground etching: My first plate

Swans The aim with this plate is to combine it with my soft ground etched plant material from a few weeks ago, which will be printed as a second layer. I thought it might be interesting to be looking through … Continue reading

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