Traditional Art Week
Hello and welcome to my first ever in-depth tutorial
In this article I'll be doing a walkthrough of the process involved in making an etching, from start to finish.
Before we get started I'll give you guys a quick definition just in case anyone is unfamiliar with what an etching actually is:Etching
is a printmaking
method in which an image is etched into a metal plate, or matrix
. Ink is then applied to the plate and it is run through a press
at high pressure. Once the paper is lifted from the matrix it will have a visible bevel
where it met the edge of the plate; this is an indication which shows that etching is an intaglio
type of printmaking.
Alright, now we can move right along to the actual walkthrough. The piece I'll be using for this example was my final project this fall.