first steps

our first day of etching went so fabulously well!  

there was a lot of learning, 
grasping a whole new concept. 

the copper plates need to be filed, 
buffed and polished. 

here is  Roz, at the buffing machine, 
fully into it: 

and Maggie, sketching her warthog so she can
paint the white negative space in black...  
a brain twisting exercise let me tell you:

the acid baths:

my first plate with a good old quirky design:

scratched and bathed

the acid eating through the plate

and a first test print

of course i loved every minute of it! 

more next week...