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I predicted/hoped yesterday that we would be printing our etching plates in today’s Printmaking lesson – and YAY we did! 🙂 I scanned these in, but I don’t think it really does them any justice… they look a lot better in person. I’m quite happy with how my print had turned out – I had 2 gos technically because Neil used my plate as an example to show everyone. Next week we are doing Linocut...

This is a bit long over-due really but its been quite a hectic time recently – I haven’t posted for like 2 weeks! I don’t really even know what I’ve been doing instead… but back to business! The Etching Process! Step one: CLEANING Clean your plate with cream cleaner and a clean rag. Make sure you do not touch the surface of the plate again because you will get grease on it and the wax...

This year at college for our ‘extra award’ we are doing Printmaking with Neil Pittaway (whom is a master Printmaker when he’s not teaching at college, click on his name to visit his website!) We are going to be using the College’s printmaking facilities for the first time… opening up Mono printing, Screen printing, Etching, Linocutting and other printing techniques to us. It’s a bit daunting if I’m honest. I really admire people who linocut (from my experiences...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020