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Friday, November 10, 2006

Drypoint


Doesn't look like much, does it? This is a very small, very tentative drypoint, printed without a press on very thin paper. Surprisingly, the paper didn't tear, but I did learn that the paper really doesn't want to be too wet (or things runnnn....). And I really do have to have clean hands before I touch anything! I consider it a small personal triumph, considering I don't have an etching press, and haven't had time to go out and get myself a pasta maker. Robin has pointed out firmly that I don't have room for an etching press. Sadly, I think he may be right...but it doesn't stop me wanting one. I love the marks that this technique makes, and I'd like to do more with it.

I do have a book press, but it isn't the same animal by any means. At present, though, it does have a book in it. I'm contemplating submitting an altered book to an exhibition in Birmingham, so perhaps it will come in handy after all...

2 comments:

Carol said...

Marion, I love this, nice clean lines, very delicate.need to get on with mine, I shall use me as a press.

Kari said...

Oooh, it is a great technique and I yearn for my own press too. The book press is such hard work and nowhere near as good as a proper press.

One day...

hugs,
Kari x