Etching - A Guide to Traditional Techniques
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This practical new paperback edition explains the full process of etching, covering traditional techniques in depth and introducing modern ideas when they add to mark-making capabilities.
Illustrated with lavishly finished examples and clear step-by-step sequences, this beautiful book covers:
- The basics of etching - the materials required, how to prepare a plate, and ways of making marks using hard ground, soft ground and aquatint
- Other etching techniques - including spit-bite and sugar lift, and how to transfer images onto the plate using photo etching
- Engraving techniques - various ways of making the plate without acid: drypoint, line engraving, stipple engraving and mezzotint
- Printing - advice on papers and inks, the printing process and more advanced techniques such as colour printing and editioning