Sandra Beard

Sandra Beard

Sacramento, CA
Color Chase, Salt Grain Intaglio and Monotype
24 x18

“Color Chase” is a salt grain etching with monotype uses two small plexi plates, one larger zinc plate

Plate Preparation
Cover zinc plate with hard ground
Make image with salt (any salt), shake dust out of salt first
Move plate to a hot surface (low heat), approx. 20 seconds, until salt turns color
Wash salt off after the plate cools
Put the plate in acid to bite as you would any prepared intaglio plate

Printing
A roller was used to roll ink over all three plates and made ready for printing.
Layer, plates, damp paper, blankets and roll through the press
Paper was air dried