Saturday, June 27, 2009

While We Are On The Subject of Intaglio Printing...

Magical Secrets About Line Etching and Engraving: The Step-by-Step Art of Incised Lines by Catherine Brooks

Magical Secrets About Aquatint: Spit Bite, Sugar lift & Other Etched Tones Step-by-Step by Emily York

Intaglio printing involves creating lines and tones on a zinc or copper plate and then printing that plate onto paper using a press. It is a lovely and versatile process that has been used by artists for over five hundred years. Two new books focused on the "how to's" of intaglio have been published recently by Crown Point Press in San Francisco and they are fabulous.

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