Thursday, January 09, 2014

Eagle Etching #2

Almost done with this and ready to print. My fingers are red from having to scratch at the surface so much :p

I prefer working on plexi-glass for etchings because I find it easier to see what the end picture will look like. Haven't used any metal plates since high school, so should probably see if I can get some to try again.

Even with gloves on I get the ink everywhere, and since its oil and really doesn't come off of clothes. its a good thing I only wear stained clothes already to college :p Its very tempting to just leave this once its finished and frame it, I really like the look, reminds me a lot of using scratchboard.

8 comments:

kaslkaos said...

It's so exciting when they are ready to print, and not printed yet.

Jeanette Jobson said...

It looks great already. Its like the reverse image - a negative. I can see the appeal of keeping it that way. The process is painstaking (literally!) but the final result well worth it. I love etchings and plexiglass works beautifully.

Michelle Basic Hendry said...

Oh wow... This one is going to be gorgeous! I like plexi too.
That said if you want to acid etch metal, the best thing now is Solarplate. I think you can get it over there. It has a uv activated coating. Leave in the sun and it etches. Amazing...

2paw said...

It is beautiful, it reminds me of the eagles in LOTR: a very regal eagle!!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

it is :) so much excitement to see what it will look like in the end :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks jeanette :) i had forgotten how much i loved doing etching in high school, def. something i don't want to give up :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

thanks :)
never heard of Solarplate before, i have to get some next month to try, thanks :D not cheap, but worth a go :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

love those eagle, not in the movies or books enough :)