Friday, October 28, 2011

Aluminium Etching and Encaustic Monotypes with Drawing

Degreased the recycled Litho plate and dried. Aquatint spray. Dried. Then I brushed on the etch and had to go away for 1 hr. Went upstairs to do some encaustic monotypes while I waited.

After 1 hr I washed the plate, dried it and brushed on a coating of hard ground. This was allowed to dry. I then drew into the ground and made a slightly weaker solution of the etch. I added another cup of water to the mix. Again, the plate went in, upside down for 1 hr.

Removed plate, washed, removed ground, inked up with raspberry ink (left over from students yesterday) and pulled the print onto Hosho paper.

Analysis: Spitbite mixture was perfect. The etching solution could be a little stronger and also the plate could be left in for a little longer as the lines could have been a bit deeper. Nevertheless, first try, I am not displeased.

So, all fired up again about encaustic monotypes. Decided to use some graphite pencil also. I printed these while I was waiting for the aluminium plate to etch.

All in all, not a bad day.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Encaustics this morning

Really haven't made much work over the past weeks, but this morning it is raining, so thought it cool enough to fire up with encaustics. Still included some printmaking as well as burned paper, handmade paper and copper wire. Below is the end result. Title: Two planks re-ordered.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Finally made it to Etsy

Thought I should get with the program and contribute to Etsy. Here is my shop:

Only two pieces of work on there at present, but intend to photograph more over the coming week. Another project. Here are the works on there at present.
 The image above is from a reworked copper plate. An epoxy glue was added to create texture.

The second image is a reworked solarplate. Again, epoxy glue was added to create more texture.