here is a recent printmaking project I just finished. It's a rose etching with a soft ground drawing. Soft ground is the process of adding a soft ground (resin) to a zinc plate and laying a piece of tracing paper on top of the plate, to then draw the image with graphite pencils. You can vary the line with and darkness of the image by either pressing harder or lighter with the pencils.
Here is the result of the first print I did with a black etching ink. This is printed on white BFK Reeves paper, and the size is 6x6 Inches.
|1/10 Rose Etch with soft ground|
These next two were printed using the chine colle technique, which is the process of coloring one plate with different colored inks. This is done by applying ink to certain areas with cards, and then wiping them away with little balls of tarlatane (a mesh muslin like fabric)
This plate was applied with cyan blue. It has moody feeling to it.
for this one I did a more traditional theme and colored the rose with a red ink.
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