‘Aidan’s Studio’

6 Apr
This image is of the plate with a liquid ground covering the surface.  This has been drawn through using an etching needle so that the exposed areas will then be etched away by the acid...

This image is of the plate with a liquid ground covering the surface. This has been drawn through using an etching needle so that the exposed areas will then be etched away by the acid…

This is the first proof taken after the 'hard ground' etch.  I decided that it needed some darker areas the balance out the image so re-etched with a 'soft ground' and drawn into using a small piece of card.. Also the inking up is a bit fluffy due to dirty scrim!..

This is the first proof taken after the ‘hard ground’ etch. I decided that it needed some darker areas to balance out the image so re-etched with a ‘soft ground’ and drew into it using a small edge of card.. The inking up is a bit fluffy due to dirty scrim!..

This is the plate after etching for the second time..

This is the plate after etching for the second time..

This is the plate inked up and ready to run through the press..

Inked up and ready to run through the press..

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I’m really pleased with how the final proof has turned out as I tried to use Aidan’s method of inking up to vary the tones but I think might benefit from an aquatint to help make this more consistent..

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2 Responses to “‘Aidan’s Studio’”

  1. Joe and Eur Moma April 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Cool process images. How thick is the original plate? Is it copper? I’ve long admired stone / metal etching pieces but have not researched much about the process, which remains a mystery to me. Interesting accomplishment on your part!

    • lwhiteprints April 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

      Hi, yes it is copper, about 3mm thick. I’d really recommend etching, it always feels like an experiment, but when it goes right its really satisfying! I still want to work into the plate bit more but pleased so far!

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