Artist Blog

Success!!

The proper ‘lye’ chemical arrived in the post. The soda I had tried to use before was a carbonate – I guess less aggressive for the home situation. So once again I got outside with safety goggles, thick protective gloves, a facemask and an apron that covered my working clothes.  H...
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Trying to etch lino at home

Sometimes it’s easy. Other times it seems that you will never manage anything.  This week I tried to use the method of etching lino using caustic soda. I put on protective clothing. I had already bought the goggles, mask and gloves, got a clean glass jar and an OLD teaspoon, and studied the r...
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Collage

It’s harder than it looks. Collage I mean. First attempts were just a mess.  For instance, this awful, too busy example – I started by making too many ink marks, tried to add larger solid areas but then in desperation put other shapes on as well.  Looking at it dispassionately (sort of...
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