Thursday, March 8, 2012
Printing the little stone...
Last night, I scratched away a quarter of an inch border and scratched away the nose and mouth of the woman then I etched it with a spot hot etch (15 drop). The extra hot gum etch around the edge of the stone and her face were after I made an overall 4 drop etch (buffed tight).
One strange phenomenon is that we have a gallon of gum arabic that turns a deep purple when you add nitric acid. I have been using it even though it looks strange at the moment you are etching but dries with that usual brown color.
Wish me luck today. Plan to print a small edition of about 24. The final edition is 14.