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Etching: Lilacs in an Amber Vase (and an Inking and Printing Video)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 8:49
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This etching is from an artist’s proof in an unprinted edition. (An Artists’ Proof is a test print, and they’re used as a reference to make adjustments to the plate, so that subsequent proofs will be printed, till the final print matches what the artist had in mind for the etching.)  The zinc plate for this etching (see the photo below) needs a few more dips in an acid bath to darken areas on the print. I don’t use acid in my studio, so the remaining work will require borrowed time in a fully equipped print studio. Etching can be a process-intensive rotation of successions, particularly if you …[Continue reading]

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