Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Christmas card images

My Christmas card Zombie in snow-shoes series utilizes my special home-made etching ground. In etching processes, a 'ground' is a term for anything that is applied to a metal printing plate surface that one then interacts with. The open and closed areas of the ground then allow acid to 'bite' the plate making grooves that hold ink. Usually grounds are intended to be perfectly even and strong. I wanted a ground that had different properties and that would autiomatically create extremely fine detail as in the zombies bodies. Here are two more from the series of four zombies and one test plate made when experimanting with solvents to get the correct mix. The third image is another older digital Christmas edition from 2012.

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