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Deep bite etching and aquatint on a zinc plate
I’ve been working on a zinc plate using using deep bite etching and aquatint. Based on the contours of specific potholes I’ve used the physical processes of etching to degrade the surface and remove sections of the plate in a more natural and less controlled method.

Following a deep bite etch to revel the structure of the ‘hole’ the stop-out was partially wiped away and the plate was put back in the acid. A combination of white spirit and meths was then poured on to the plate to further degrade the remaining stop out. The plate was put on a hot plate to allow the liquid to evaporate and layer of aquatint was then applied before the plate was put bak in the acid for another 25-30 minutes.

These plates are in progress and I’ll post more images soon.