THE ARTIST'S STUDIO

Preparing the Plate
Preparing the Plate

by filing the edges and degreasing the surface.

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Pressing Leaves
Pressing Leaves

through a soft wax ground onto the plate surface before etching.

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Inking Up
Inking Up

rubbing Ink into the lower surface of the plate and wiping it from the top prior to printing.

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Lowering the Paper
Lowering the Paper

onto the plate surface before printing.

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Turning
Turning

the big wheel of the etching press to print the etching.

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The Print and Plate
The Print and Plate

together after printing.

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Giant Rollers
Giant Rollers

are sometimes used with different viscosities of ink on the top surface of the plate; this is called simultaneous colour printing.

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Simultaneous Colour Printing
Simultaneous Colour Printing

Plate and print together (a version of 'Leaves from Aberfeldy').

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Tools
Tools

used for Burin engraving.

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Feather Nibs
Feather Nibs

used for feather wash drawing. The pinion feathers of game birds are best.

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View of Paintings
View of Paintings

inside studio.

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The Columbian Press
The Columbian Press

This antique press is now used to print linocuts.

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The Boathouse Studio
The Boathouse Studio

stands right on the edge of the sea.

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