Saturday, December 17

How to make a print (intaglio)

ink, knives, tarlatan-------------grinding ink------------

carding ink---------------- wiping plate--dirty tarlatan-------------

paper wiping-------------workspace

plate on press-------------first peek-------------

finished prints on racks------------------ cleanup

(So this is another thing that's really kept me busy the last few days--I'll be pulling litho[graph]s on Monday and maybe I'll document that, too. It is my favorite print medium, lithography.)


Anonymous Amanda Woodward said...

how wonderful! I'm so jealous you get to use copper. We are only allowed zinc because of the acid we have. I don't think I've ever done just a straight drypoint!

I want to see your lithography as well, again, we don't have the facilities to do that either!

11:05 AM  
Blogger eireann said...

that is sad! no litho?????!! i would die. well not really, but in italy this summer there was only really etching facilities and it's just not the same for me.

what acid do you use? ferricperchloride is what we use and i think you can do both zinc AND copper in it but i'm not sure (i have only ever used copper). i like drypoint but i kind of always forget about it until i am printing. i want to do a tiny mezzotint, too, but, um, insane.

i should look at your typepad and see if you've posted any prints. if you haven't, will you?

12:22 PM  

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