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Cat skull aquatint etching

Cat skull aquatint etching

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'Memento Mori' is a limited edition aquatint etching. Printed onto Fabriano Rosaspina 285gsm acid free paper, with Cranfield Caligo safe wash oil-based ink. This is lovely off white/subtle cream paper. There are two versions of this print available. the main edition is printed in dark brown (almost black) and is a limited edition of 25 prints. There is also a smaller edition of 9 prints in a lighter sepia brown. Signed and numbered on the front.

Actual print size: 20 x 12.5cm
Paper size: 29.5 x 23cm

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 adding areas of tone. As this is a zinc plate, a spray aquatint is applied over the line etch to give a texture that can then be further etched in the copper sulphate.

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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