Hi, thanks for reading my blog on printmaking.
Today is the start of the second weekend of the Copper Sulphate Etching workshop at Umbrella Studio, Contemporary Arts and we leaped straight into proofing the sugarlift Aquatint etchings on aluminium and zinc.
The Zinc plates had more of an open bite effect, previously I have been able to obtain a strong black aquatint etch but this time round we have struggled to get the desired effect. On the other hand the Aluminum has worked beautifully with rich velvety blacks with only 3 minutes in the Copper Sulphate Acid.
Tomorrow the artists will be creating a limited edition of the the plates they have created in the workshop.
Magical Secrets about Line Etching & Engraving: The Step-by-Step Art of Incised Lines, with an Appendix on Printing by Kathan Brown