Bee, Etching, Drypoint
“Bee” is an intaglio print made using etching and drypoint techniques on a copper plate and is printed on Gray Murillo paper
Plate Making—A preliminary drawing is done based on both the actual specimen and photos of it. The image is transferred from tracing paper to the grounded plate. The image is then created on the copper plate using successive steps of etching and drypoint.
Printing—The paper is soaked for at least a half hour. Ink mixture applied with a cardboard dauber and wiped with tarlatan. The inked plate is placed face up on the press bed and then the blotted paper is placed on top of the plate. Three felts are positioned on top of the paper and it is run through the press. The prints are dried on top of blotters, then, between blotters.