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Etching today is regarded as the old man of printmaking, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride.

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Etching today is regarded as the old man of printmaking, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride.

It is now as popular as ever with artists who seek both creativity and includes more modern techniques only when they add to mark-making capabilities of etching. All the techniques are described in an easy-to-follow text along with step-by-step photographs.

Topics include:

  • The basics of etching – the materials required; how to prepare a plate; ways of making marks using hard ground, soft ground an aquatint
  • Other etching techniques – including spit-bite and sugar lift and how to transfer images onto the plate using photo etching
  • Engraving – various ways of marking the plate without acid; drypoint, line engraving, stipple engraving and mezzotint
  • Printing – advice on papers and inks, the printing process and advanced techniques such as colour printing

Additional information

Publisher

ISBN

9781861265975

Date Published

2004

Language

English

Specifications

Hardcover, 27x22cm, 160pp

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