Saturday, April 05, 2014

Ruined Plate

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I wanted to have this done today, but another migraine put a stop to that :/ The basics are almost done and then I just need to go over some areas to darken them. Not sure what I am going to try next, probably a bird tho since I do have a lot of photos from different events in the area that had birds on show.

Jeanette has made a bottlejack press and uses that for her etchings. Father-in-Law has a frame, I would just have to get the bottle jack and either some thick metal sheets or thick wood to support the plate and we could build one. I was going to build a press with rollers, but a bottlejack press will print etchings and would be a lot cheaper to build.

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The ruined plate :p It was like runny goo and then it dried like this. You can see how the top edge is warped, its not straight any more and John's hand imprint on it :p

8 comments:

  1. I'd be tempted to pull a print off that, just to see what happens.

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    1. i'm going to take it to college and try to print it :)

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  2. Like to see those results too...
    Beautiful job on the etching.

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  3. I hope that plate isn't the eagles. It isn't is it?? They are very regal.

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    1. no its wasnt the plate with 2 eagle on it :) thankfully

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