11 April 2009

foxy...

...this is a print that i created during Thursdays print session. i was working on a copper plate the night before but it went wrong and so come Thursday i needed to be able to print. i had never tried dry-point etching, so after i re-prepared my copper plates, i had a go at drawing straight on to a small piece of aluminium with a sharp etching tool. this scratches a 'groove' straight in to the plate and after you have finished 'drawing', you are able to print straight away without having to etch the lines. he came out quite well and so i have another two pieces of aluminium to work on ready for the next print session as well as the re-prepared pieces of copper.