Gerald Marcus

Gerald Marcus

New York, NY
Egg Man, Intaglio
18 x 16

Plate Making:
Bevel copper plate and clean with Simple Green
Heat plate and apply ball ground (hard)
Spread ground with brayer and allow to cool

Biting the Plate:
Put plate face down in a tray of ferric chloride; prop up one edge with a dowel
Remove plate from tray and clean with cold water
Remove ground with Gamsol
Print proofs
Heat plate and melt rosin granules for aquatint
Stop out areas to print white and bite as above
Stop out light grey areas and bite again for darker tone
Remove rosin with alcohol
Add drypoint for accents

Printing:
Thin Gamblin Portland Black with 00 plate oil
Warm plate slightly and apply ink with a piece of matboard
Wipe with tarlatan and phonebook paper
Print!