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Terrier print day 2

February 19, 2016



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!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca Harkey permalink
    February 19, 2016 1:06 pm

    Always love to watch things unfold, as do the boys! Thanks for sharing, how time flies!

    • paperstew permalink*
      February 19, 2016 4:35 pm

      Thanks Becky! Love to you all!

  2. February 20, 2016 4:57 am

    Seven years! Marvellous 😀

  3. February 20, 2016 3:07 pm

    Congratulations on seven years of blogging, I have really enjoyed following your artistic journey. Karen

    • paperstew permalink*
      February 20, 2016 3:17 pm

      Thanks Karen.. It’s amazing how much life has happened since starting this blog.. . 🙂

  4. February 22, 2016 6:43 pm

    Oh, how beautiful. I haven’t done any printmaking since college (a million years ago). Scratchboard is the closest that I get to the feel of etching. I am eager to see how your print progresses.

    • February 23, 2016 12:56 pm

      Your scratchboard work is incredible! And so close to drypoint, but just not in multiples. 😄

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