• Simon Williams

Successful etching of the plates

Having successfully transferred the laser prints of my photos onto aluminium plate, the next step is etching in copper sulfate/salt. To improve the etch I put the etching solution in a plastic box and that into a bowl of hot water thus raising the temperature of the etch. In etching this series of plates I found that I could get 2 etches from 500cc of solution before the solution loses its potency.

The “clouds” were added using a vegetable oil as the resist – applied with a feather.

The plates are displayed below.

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© September 2020 by Simon Williams