- Etching is a very difficult Art, but it is exciting. I’ve done etching since 1997. I do etching on copper plate. There’s many techniques I won’t explain, I’ll just show you the result.
The only technique I’ll tell you about is the photo report : to transfer a photo on copper you use the copper plate as a negative. First you need to print the negative on a sheet of plastic transparent paper (rhodoïd) and then you transfer this onto the copper by heating it up and then you put the plastic transparent sheet on the copper with a spatula. This technique is very very hard to handle: the result can be amazing, but very difficult to obtain.
And some of the techniques have strange names such as Mezzotint, soft ground etching, dry point, sugar-lift… Read the legend of the pictures, you’ll find the result of the techniques.
I must tell you about aquatint too. The aquatint is a volatile powder you cook on a plate buy heating it up. When this powder is thin, it gives big black surfaces on the copper plate. When thicker, it gives material with white dots on a black surface. When your copper plate has cooled down, you can work on aquatinte with a varnish and by putting the plate into the acid at different timings, you obtain light or dark greys.
Me encanta todo esto que veo, eres super talentosa. Que hermoso.
Superbes tes gravures.