Etching



Salute to the Sun
Salute to the sun
Etching is basically printing from an etched plate. The polished metal is coated with wax or varnish then the drawing is drawn into that surface and the plate is put into acid, which etches into the drawn marks. The varnish is then cleaned off and the etched lines remain. The plate is then inked. When it is ready it is put on the bed of a press and covered with damp paper. This passes through the rollers of the press so that an imprint of the drawing is transferred to the paper. Sometimes single prints are made but usually an edition is printed. Many prints can be made from the original plate.


Droge Naald met Rood
Droge Naald met Rood
Silent Cry Femme et enfant Two Cats
Silent Cry Femme et enfant Two Cats

 

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