Friday, February 12, 2010

Etchings


Yesterday I pulled the first proofs of my sugarlift etchings.
And etched a new plate.
Here it is getting degreased with Comet...
I will be layering this image of Lisbeth's eyes with images of her snowflakes using multiple plates.
The plates waiting in my cubby.
Ooooh, it feels SO GOOD to be printing again. Ahhhhh.....

11 comments:

TERI REES WANG said...

I'm watching.
I'm waiting.

KaHolly said...

Are you going to turn into a printing fool??? Embark on a printing frenzy??? Glad you are motivated and feeling good about it. I can feel it! ~karen

Susan Beauchemin said...

I like those sugary prints! and those eyes!--those Lisbeth eyes!...

Don Gray said...

This is looking really interesting...will be fun to see what happens.

Dean Grey said...

Martha!

I'd love to learn how to make my own etched plates! This looks incredibly neat!

How much lift does the image have on the actual plate?

Any suggestions where to go to learn all of this?

-Dean

Martha Miller said...

Hi Teri! Your avatar always looks like you are watching and waiting!! :^)

Martha Miller said...

Hi Karen!

Oh, yes, I am already a printing fool! I haven't had my hands in it for a few years, and I am feeling VERY good about it! Have you done any printmaking??

Martha Miller said...

Hi Sue!

Those Marty Feldman eyes! :^)

Martha Miller said...

Hi Don!

Thanks for popping in! I'll keep you updated!

Martha Miller said...

Hi Dean!

You would LOVE the etching process (I say this while looking at that amazing piece of mailart that you sent me - your love of detail...) You can learn alot about intaglio on-line, but I suggest that you visit an art department in a local college (gosh, you're in Chicago, right??) and ask for a tour of the prit dept...there are often classes through the continuing studies department. You can buy the copper and ground and etching tools at any full art supply store, but you need access to acid baths and a printing press.

Dean Grey said...

Thanks Martha!

I'll definitely do some research on this!

It looks fascinating!

-Dean