Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Printing an engraving

The Rain City Engravers are doing a group project this year, printing a calendar for 2011, with engravings done by various members.  Marya and I are doing August.  We each did an engraving; while hers requires several passes, mine was quite simple: a cockle shell.  Here's the engraving (on a Resingrave block), locked up with the calendar (in magnesium), and inked.

Ready to print


Here's three of them.  My share was 65, which took about 3 hours.

I can recommend a cockle shell as a great first engraving project; it was much easier than any the other engravings I'd tried before.

1 comment:

  1. This is such an excellent study in white line engraving! You have have really capured what is fundamental to the art. Now I really want to try a subject like this for myslf - I've never done an engraving as technically pure as this.