The Moon And The Tools Of The Trade

The moon and the tools of the trade

The moon and the tools of the trade


What’s all this then?
A thread counter, a burnisher, a scraper and the moon reflected in a glass tabletop. Representing my anticipation of starting to work with photogravure this weekend. The printing press arrived on Monday, copper plates, tools, etching agent, printing colors, gelatin and various other materials came in from an artist’s supplier yesterday.
I know I’ll be messing around making gelatin paper, using dangerous chemicals to sensitize it, exposing a negative onto this gelatin resist, prepping the copper plate, transfering the gelatin resist to it, etching the plate through the resist, inking it up and printing it.
As easy as any darkroom procedure you could think of …
Probably not!
But still, I’m excited.

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