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Etching - A Guide to Traditional Techniques

By Alan Smith

ISBN: 9781861265975
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: Colour throughout

Etching today is regarded as the old man of printmaking, its roots lying with alchemists and armourers. It has slowly evolved over the centuries, taking and incorporating new developments such as photography in its stride.

Topics include:

  • The basics of etching - the materials required; how to prepare a plate; ways of making marks using hard ground, soft ground an aquatint
  • Other etching techniques - including spit-bite and sugar lift and how to transfer images onto the plate using photo etching
  • Engraving - various ways of marking the plate without acid; drypoint, line engraving, stipple engraving and mezzotint
  • Printing - advice on papers and inks, the printing process and advanced techniques such as colour printing

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