Shallows #15, Etching
Apply ball hard ground to zinc or copper plate. Draw into wax ground, exposing metal: use etching needle and non-traditional/experimental drawing tools. Place plate in bath of acid (in ventilated acid hood). Remove plate from acid after desired depth is achieved. Clean thoroughly with thinner and denatured alcohol.
Cover plate with etching ink. Wipe with tarlatan, first using straight perpendicular strokes and then in a circular motion. Use hand, newsprint, or taffeta for final wiping, to achieve desired “plate tone”. Print on dampened paper using etching press.
Rework by scraping select areas to erase marks, and repeating the drawing/etching process as desired. When image is complete, print on Rives BFK and dry flat