Slowly it’s starting to emerge. Part of me wants to dump a layer of hard ground over the plate, re-scratch lines and toss it in an acid bath. It’s been about 6 years since doing this style of printing and I’ve forgotten how difficult it is to wait as the image emerges before doing a test. Drypoint relies on the burs created when you scratch the metal. The burs capture and hold the ink, making the plate image very delicate (since there are no deeply etched lines). They don’t hold up terribly long and you have to apply less pressure while running it through the press.
Time for a lunch break and then on to Anna’s book and drawing. Maybe tomorrows post will contain images of her book!
Oh, and I guess today is my 7th anniversary for this blog. Thanks for your continued support of my crazy art adventures!