Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do...
~Rumi

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Photo Etching the 70's

Yes,  I've had an extremely busy & productive week in the print studio! As you may know, I've been doing all beginning work/film tests on old family slides that have been transferred to digital images and have been using them as a starting point for photo etching. This is my brother, circa early 1970's~


Pretty cute, huh? 
Below, the etched plate... inked, wiped & ready to print~


Even though I had some film problems around the edges... I got the exposure, development & aquatint process right on, so I got a nice deep etch, which holds the ink well, translating into a nice rich print.


Have also been experimenting with different colored inks & printing on different paper~


This one was my favorite!

6 comments:

Annie Coe said...

Becky, this is really wonderful and he is very cute. Also you have been very busy with the clay. Amazing how much you can get done with a wheel, it would take me weeks to make all those mugs and bowls handbuilding!
Happy creating.
xoxo

Barb said...

This is truly a wonderful etching! I love the print, and the etching gives it an "old" feel. I like seeing this process.

JM said...

This is really cool!

Gail said...

Great work of art

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

That turned out great! It looks like it could have been taken in the 30s. Wonderful job!

becky said...

Thanks Everyone!
:)