What is stop out varnish?
The acid-resistant varnish applied to a copper plate, through which the artist scratches his design before the plate is immersed in acid for the process of etching.
Which is the oldest of the intaglio printmaking techniques?
First developed during the Middle Ages, engraving is the oldest and most common of the intaglio techniques. The meticulous process involves cutting a design into a copper plate using a tool called a burin.
How do you dilute stop varnish?
Once the plate has been degreased the Stop-Out Varnish mixture can be brush applied or poured undiluted over the plate. If spray applications are desired, we recommend thinning the Stop-Out Varnish mixture with water in a 2:1 ratio, (2 parts Stop-Out mixture to 1 part water).
What ink does intaglio use?
Akua Intaglio Ink was originally formulated for intaglio printmaking, however this ink can also be applied with a brayer for relief printmaking, monotype, and collagraphs; and it will print from any plastic, wood, linoleum or metal plate. It is a soy based ink which is made with high quality lightfast pigments.
When an artist pushes the point of a burin?
The intaglio method called drypoint involves pulling a burin, a needle-like tool, across the surface of the metal, making soft, fuzzy marks. Engravings are created by pushing a burin across the plate to remove thin metal ribbons. These lines are sharp and crisp.
How long does it take for hard ground to dry?
Your concrete should be solid enough to walk on, without leaving footprints, after anything from 24 to 48 hours. By seven days, your concrete should be cured to at least 70 percent of its full strength.
What is a ground in printmaking?
A ground is waxy material applied to the surface of a metal etching plate. Most commonly, a ground is evenly over the surface of the metal sheet (also known as the etching plate), and then removed using scratching and other mark making techniques to reveal bare metal underneath.
Can you use relief ink for intaglio?
Akua Intaglio ink can also be used for relief printing. It is a soy oil product. Gamblin have a relief printing ink..traditional linseed oil I would believe as it can be cleaned up with odorless mineral spirits. Charbonnel have a new line of ink called Aqua Wash that can be cleaned up with detergent and water.
What is not a technique of intaglio printing?
The process that is not an intaglio printmaking technique is woodcut (2). Engraving, etching, and drypoint are all processes used in intaglio…