Traditional Etching

I have been spending some time this Summer with the very experienced printmaker Mary Gillet. She has been teaching me sugar lift etching at her workshop in Tavistock, Devon. See the pictures for the story.

 After applying the sugar lift and drying it I cover the zinc plate with varnish and put in boiling water.

After applying the sugar lift and drying it I cover the zinc plate with varnish and put in boiling water.

 in the nitric acid

in the nitric acid

 after they have been acid etched

after they have been acid etched

 Ink up and ready to print

Ink up and ready to print

 My first printed proof - nice and clean!

My first printed proof - nice and clean!

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