Sunday, 31 January 2010

Paper notes

I did try the Hahnemuehle Copper Plate etching paper for this print. This is a really lovely soft paper but quite textured so I damped it slightly to maximise the ink contact and take up. The result was a wonderfully rich print with deep relief which I think is really attractive. Unfortunately the ink did bleed on this dampened paper, not a problem I had with the Canson Gravure and I was a bit surprised because I didn’t think the ink was soluble in water alone. I can see I will have to experiment a bit more with this one.

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