Processes and Materials
The etchings have been created using a range of techniques and processes including photo etching, a process that allows a combination of hand drawn and digitally produced artwork to be transferred photographically on to the surface of an etching plate.
Tones and textures have been created using a range of aquatints that have been applied using a traditional aquatint box, hand shaken and using an airbrush. Hand drawn lines have been manually scratched into the surface of the plates. Traditional hard ground, stop out varnish, tape and acrylic resists have been used to control the etching times of the plates.
All etchings are printed on top quality Somerset 300gsm, 100% cotton, acid-free paper. The inks used are a combination of Intaglio Printmaker Etching Ink, a finely ground single pigment ink made from organic pigments, combined with the finest quality Charbonnel Etching Ink.
The screen prints have been created using a photo stenciling process. These are also printed on top quality Somerset 300gsm 100% cotton, acid-free paper. The inks are the highest quality Lascaux Artist Acrylic colours, made from pure pigments.