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Lino Etching Weekend course at West Yorkshire Print Workshop


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Lino Etching Weekend - May 2018

Join me and printmaker Jenny Thomas for an innovative course, exploring ways of making relief printed images using a caustic soda paste to etch into lino blocks. Lino etching is a very painterly technique, capable of producing gestural marks and gradations of tone. It can also be combined with traditional cutting methods using lino tools.

Caustic soda etches or ‘bites’ into the surface of the lino block to various depths, according to the length of time it remains in contact with the lino block. A wide range of tonal marks can be created, from white (negative) to grey (half tone). The lino may also be protected from the caustic etch by the application of a range of materials which will resist the etching process. The resulting areas will print black.