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Otter aquatint etching with blue wash

Otter aquatint etching with blue wash

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'Swirl' is a limited edition aquatint etching of an otter. Printed onto Fabriano Rosaspina 285gsm acid free paper, with Cranfield Caligo safe wash oil-based ink. This is lovely off white/subtle cream heavy weight paper. There are two versions of this print available, this version being the one with an added watercolour blue wash. Signed and numbered on the front. This is a limited edition of 8 prints for each version.

please note, the framed image is a mock up only. Frame not included and size is an estimate only. Please check paper size below.

Actual print size: 25 x 30cm approx
Paper size: 35 x 39cm approx

Etching is a process that involves covering a metal plate in a thin ground, and scratching the line work of the image into this. The plate is then emersed traditionally in acid, but in my case I use the less dangerous alternative of copper sulphate, in order to etch the line into the metal. 'Aquatinting' is the process of exposing larger areas of the pate to the copper sulphate for differing amounts of time to create areas of tone.

As prints are made individually by hand, please expect slight variation in detail and ink density, which makes every print unique.

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