Monday, October 3, 2011
Etching - Part 1
Basically, I created a dust storm of fine rosin powder in an enclosed box, let the dust settle a bit, then put in my plates for a couple of minutes to have some of the fine powder settle on it. After that, you melt the rosin particles onto your plate and submerge them in the acid bath. The length of time you have them in the acid determines how gray or black the area will be upon printing.
After cleaning off the rosin and sharpie with alcohol, I was left with these beautiful plates. It totally worked and I am thrilled!! I preserved the delicate line etchings while adding some depth to the background. I hope it'll really make the images pop when I print them.
Wishing you a great start to this week! We are still enjoying cool fall weather and I am loving it!!! I had almost forgotten that I have energy when the weather isn't so hot...