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Etching | Goliath Beetle


 

|| Adventures In Printmaking || ⁠



Mini Beetle Etching | Goliath Beetle | Punctured Artefact Prints

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.⁠


Mini Beetle Etching | Goliath Beetle | Punctured Artefact Prints

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!⁠






Mini Beetle Etching | Goliath Beetle | Punctured Artefact Prints



Next Steps

• 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.⁠












Mini Beetle Etching | Goliath Beetle | Punctured Artefact Prints

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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Inky love x


Dionne


ARTIST & PRINTMAKER






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