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Etching - A Guide to Traditional Techniques

By Alan Smith

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ISBN: 9781785007699
PUBLISHED: 21/09/2020
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 169 colour photos

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

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