Learn how to achieve rich tone, texture and/or very strong colour applying carborundum grit and PVA glue on an acetate plate. Drypoint lines can be combined with the carborundum grit so consider bringing along the drypoint plate you made if you participated in the drypoint workshop.
Etching is an intaglio print making technique that uses a chemical reaction to achieve an incised line on a metal plate. Learn how to coat a copper plate with chemical resistant ‘ground’ then draw your lines in the ‘ground’ to expose the metal. Your plate will then be submerged in a bath of Ferric Chloride to ‘bite’ the lines into the metal plate from which you will then pull a print.
This workshop will demonstrate ways of introducing paper and acetate stencils to your printmaking. It allows you to add another layer to your drypoint, carborundum and etched prints. The results can transform an image. Apart from the inks used to pull the print, stencilling is chemical free.
Learn how to achieve the ultimate rich black line using the simple but effective drypoint mark on an acetate plate. Apart from the ink, no chemicals are needed to create the printed mark. Dry point is the most direct form of intaglio printing, where a sharp point is used to scratch a mark directly into a metal, perspex or (in our case) acetate plate.
Drypoint and Carborundum on Acetate with Barbie Kjar
Fee: $550 Includes materials
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Explore and learn the use of photopolymer printing plates in combination with digital photography to create Photogravure etchings. This is a completely non-toxic approach without the use of solvents, or acids.
Learn the basics of etching. Produce an image on a zinc plate, explore aquatints, wax pencil and colour. Come along with an idea or a simple drawing and explore the process of producing a small edition. Suitable for all levels