Tuesday, March 10, 2009
~My mind has just been full of ideals lately~ all of these fun images keep dancing around up there, in my" little ol noggin". And, I am so excited that this last set is done & the show is up & running. I was painting on the set over these past few weeks~Narnia~ it opened on Friday.
~yeah~ so now I am pulling out the etching press that I bought for myself~Oh, about this time last year. I love etchings, but, it has been about 15 years since I have made one. Truth be told, I have all, but forgotten the process. But, I have been reteaching myself. Anyway~ once you are set up & get the necessary materials together, than, well you are good to go. ~I have decided to not use the acid bath process, here at home, for obvious reasons. But, you can still get a very nice print just using dry point~that is when you are actually drawing on a zinc plate with a metal styles(not sure if I spelled that right).
I will be sure to show you the process once I am set up.
The painting here is a water color~ but, the line work, done with pen & ink, are very much like what you will get with an etching.Oh, and the piece that I posted for Valentines Day of my son, is an etching. Actually it was the last etching I made. Time fly's~
~So, I am off to buy my ink & lovely cotton paper.
~have a wonderful Tuesday~