“Cluck”, Aquatint, Etching
15.75 x 25.5
Copper Plate Preparation and Etching:
Beveled edges of four 7 x 6″ copper plates, two for chicken image. Drawings transferred to plates coated with hardground, outlines etched. After stopping out, all four plates aquatinted and etched. Complete plate with necessary line etching, roulette and burnishing.
Three key plates inked with Graphic Chemical Bone Black etching ink and wiped. Color plate for chicken image inked in red and yellow and wiped. On the press bed, left and right plates aligned with color plate in the center. Registration marked. Soaked and blotted placed paper over plates, paper hinged with tape and run through press. Left and right plates left in place, center color plate replaced with black key plate. Hinged paper placed over plates and run through press in opposite direction. Printed paper removed from press bed to dry flat.