I've never done anything like this before so it was fun, stressful, interesting, challenging and as I mentioned, a huge time commitment. Over the winter I completed the second year Intaglio Printmaking and Serigraph Printmaking courses.
Now that school is done, I can concentrate on doing some art for fun! I already have a workshop lined up for painting sun flowers so once that's done, I'll share my results.
None of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement from my husband Ron. He inspires me, is my muse and my source of creativity. I am so lucky.
For your final project, I used a copper plate and dry point and etching (soaking for various lengths of time in an acid bath). Once the plate is done, there are a number of various inking techniques that may be applied to obtain a variety of results from basically the same plate. I was quite happy with this varied edition series of prints.
You can get different effects by applying Chine-colle -- a special technique in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. I used a very fine coloured paper for this.