Silk Aquatint: Reflecting - Belinda Del Pesco
Reflecting 5.25×4.5 Silk Aquatint on BFK Rives paper, with colored pencil Process shots begin at the bottom of this post I’ve been intrigued with the soft, gradient effects of aquatint in etching for awhile now, but the supplies needed are pretty specific and a bit too toxic for me to have in my home studio (check out this video from Crown Point Press to see how it’s done). A few years ago, I read about silk aquatints online. The idea that I could get a gradient plate tone, and a painterly print, with water soluble materials (no acid) really rings my bell! So, ...[Continue reading]