Category: Etching

Etching for Beginners

BACK by popular demand !! Our Etching for Beginners course (formally known as Intro to Intaglio) is designed to give a good grounding in the techniques of drypoint and intaglio etching and the opportunity to produce a small edition of your own etchings to take home. The course is tutored by experienced and friendly etcher  Ralph Overill and it  will run for 3 […]

Etching the Plate

Etching The Plate

I did a drawing of one of the Avebury standing stones onto the coated aluminium plate using an etching needle. For this first stage I’m starting with a line drawing. Hopefully the drawing will develop as I go along ! To etch the aluminium I’ve decided to use the Copper Sulphate solution method. I got […]

Preparing the plate

Preparing The Plate

Having done quite a lot of reading I have now purchased everything I need to make a start (hopefully !!). I bought everything from one place – Intaglio Printmaker. I already had some offcut pieces of aluminium so I’ve chosen to use Copper sulphate as the etching method. I also bought a magnesium carbonate block […]