|| Adventures In Printmaking ||
Mini Beetle Copper Etching | 5.5cm x 10 cm | Process Video
|| This 1 minute video shows the full process from design to print, without the messy etching chemicals ||
• Height 10 cm x 5.5 cm width
• Hand Cut Copper Etching.
1 minute | Full Process Video | Mini Beetle Etching | Goliath Beetle | Punctured Artefact Prints
• I recently had the opportunity to do a quick test print on a heavier press recently. • There are so many variables in print making, it's an alchemical process! • Press pressure, wetness & variety of paper, ink variety, wiping technique... the list goes on.
Process; 1. Design 2. Draw the lines onto plate 3. Etch the lines in stages (timing each weight of line) 4. Add more drawing details 5. Etch the details in stages ( blocking out the areas you don’t want etched in colour pen) 6. Cut the plate out 7. File & finish the plate 8. Clean the plate 9. Prepare the ink, paper & etching press 10. Print!
• With a little extra pressure & a bit more polishing, it has stared to come up quite well. Not perfect but it is nearly there. • Lesson learnt - Don’t etch the edge (cutting line) It has created a ‘ tooth' and it is now impossible to get the black ink out of the edge, despite how much I file the edges. I may try to trim them off with the saw.
Limited Edition Print
Once this little plate has been tidied up & re tested, I will launch a limited edition hand pulled print
To be placed on a waitlist
Copyright | Punctured Artefact | Please do not use the art |
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ARTIST & PRINTMAKER