Monday, 9 December 2013


Etching is the process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal (the original process—in modern manufacturing other chemicals may be used on other types of material). As an intaglio method of printmaking, it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains in wide use today.

1. We has choose an image from any of the project. I decited to use portrait from our first project.
2. Converted the image to black and white.
3. Place the image on to a cutting mat and placed a clear plastic on top of the image.
4. After finishing etching, using ping pong ball covered in cloth as a brush to coat the eatching with black oil paint.
5. Using a paper towel, took of the paint, living the paint in the groves.
6. Using wet paper, placed on one side of the magle put the plastic image on to it and other piece of tissue. Turned the wheel and squashed it together.
7. Hanged final image up to dry.

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