First etches

Applied soft ground on the plate, taped up the back of the copper plate to protect from the the ferric acid; draw through tissue paper (wrong way round) on to the soft ground only removing small amounts of ground unless waiting 100% black, lay into the ferric acid; immersing fully and rocking from time to time; lift out of acid after 30 minutes and transfer in a tray to wash out area; examine bite with Loupe ( magnifying glass); clean off ground with white spirit; select ink and apply to plate; use scrim to wipe off ink; give chalked hand wipe; proof on dampened paper; review and apply second ground; re etch; wash and print again

etching 2021
First etches

Ground Balls

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