Intaglio drypoint printing has never been easier! Excellent value for money
This is my first foray into drypoint art, and I highly recommend these to beginners, especially considering they were less than $1 each when I purchased them. You can also easily cut this in half to make smaller prints. br>br>I started with a drypoint "etching" (not really an etch because it's not chemical) of the Fab Four, which came out pretty well (don't forget to flip your image like I did because it will print in reverse—sorry, Paul!). I then imitated a classic woodblock print of Saint George and the Dragon by Albrecht Durer (see photo) with a scribing pencil. I'm not sure if it was the scribe or the plate, but there seemed to be a path that my scribe wanted to follow at times, so it took a little finesse and pressure to get my lines to go where I wanted them, especially with curved shapes. Both sides are protected by a protective film. br>br> Simply peel one off and trace your design with a sharpie (or tape it underneath to trace) before scratching away! I used Strathmore 400-lb. paper for this. Using a converted craft embossing press, I printed on series printmaking paper with Akua Intaglio Ink. Then I went over to one of the prints and watercolored it.