Metal Marbling

15 Apr

 

marbling

I’ve done marbling onto paper before but this is marbling onto an etching plate. I spent the weekend at a masterclass in etching at Andrew Baldwin’s Trefeglwys Print Studio in Powys. We covered quite a few processes and I’ve wanted to see this one for a while. Andrew marbles a metal plate with his B.I.G. (Baldwin’s Ink Ground) and bakes it to harden it up and then etches it. The results are gorgeous. Here he’s just poured some of the B.I.G., thinned out with lavender oil, onto a solution of vinegar and water and is dragging a stick through it to enhance the marbled effect, just before dipping a prepared aluminium plate onto it.

2 Responses to “Metal Marbling”

  1. sheldonk2014 May 2, 2019 at 13:55 #

    You are always doing something with your craft that why I had missed you
    You are a great source of inspiration

    • Rosie Scribblah May 3, 2019 at 13:57 #

      Thanks Sheldon. How are you keeping? Well, I hope 🙂

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