Dry point engraving

This is new. My first drypoint engraving. Scratched on a thin piece of perspex I took from a cheap picture frame. Nothing complete here, it was just an experiment. Laid the plastic over a sketch of one of my woodcut prints and scratched away with the point of a compass. Rubbed in some ink and wiped the surface with some kitchen paper. Then pressed some wet Japanese paper into it with the back of spoon. I hadn’t expected anything to transfer, so I’m pleased with what did.

I am hopeful that Father Christmas might be delivering me a small etching press in a couple of weeks, so I will wait until then before further experiments.

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3 thoughts on “Dry point engraving”

      1. Well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine. Tip: when you get it, the dial will be set to 12, TURN IT CLOCKWISE! it is actually set to below 0 and looks like 12. Have fun and enjoy the hols!

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