Tag Archives: Zinc etching

Banksia solar plates: new prints

Since my last post regarding the etched solar plates I was recently given I’ve been experimenting with different papers and colourways to see what effects I can get. The plates are several years old and some of the etching isn’t … Continue reading

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Finished and framed etching

At the beginning of February I posted my hand-drawn Banksia serrata and my journey to transform it into an etched print.  Today I share with you the finished piece, framed.

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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 … Continue reading

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Part 2: Etching with Basil Hall

In Part 1 of my recent course with Basil Hall I worked on 2 colour etching plates.  That 2 day workshop encouraged a small number of us to visit Basil in his studio for a further 2 days of printmaking.  … Continue reading

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Part 1: Two colour etching workshop

With Basil Hall This 2 day workshop was an eye-opener for sure.  The aim was to produce 2 etched plates, with a variety of tones, to layer together to create a coloured print. No ideas for designs were suggested beforehand … Continue reading

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Soft ground etching: My first plate

For my first plate I decided to imitate what Matthew, the tutor, had taught us.  I have a bit of a habit of running away on my own and trying things that don’t necessarily work very easily, but as this … Continue reading

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Soft & hard ground etching: Starting out

This is a new process to me involving etching into a zinc plate using 2 types of melted wax and an acid bath. The protective covering was removed from the zinc plate, Brasso applied to the surface and the plate … Continue reading

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