Name: Nick Osetek Date: 5/31/2018
Room Temperature: 76*F Humidity etc: Dry
Experiment Title: Image Making Line work & Aquatint
Experiment Goal: To begin the process of image making with line work and aquatint, using varied etching times.
Plate material: Aluminum 5052
Plate Preparation: Plate degreased with Bon Ami & soy sauce, BIG grounded and drawn into with line work.
Evaluation of Plate Preparation: (3 separate etches)
Etch 1) Plate not fully degreased – bits of BIG fell off during etching.
Etch 2) BIG stripped, plate not fully degreased stop out fell off.
Etch 3) Stop out stripped, not degreased and stop out flaked off.
Etching Bath Notes: The bath is still turning a darker green, seems to be wearing down.
Time in bath: 10 min (line work), 10 min (aquatint)
After Bath Evaluation: The bath is still turning dark green.
Removal of Grounds: Estisol 150 to remove BIG ground & stop out
Inking Methods: Bone black, 30% Burnt Plate Oil 00
Paper Type: Hahnemuhle Copperplate
Soaking Time: 30 min
Press, blanket set up, pressure: Praga press, 2 catchers, 1/8, 1/8
Etch 1) Lines came out fairly clean/consistent, some unintended open biting.
Etch 2) Thicker lines slightly darker, more unintended open biting, but still clean & consistent.
Etch 3) 10 minute aquatint, fairly light compared to smaller 3×3 inch plates.