Sugar Lift etching

Inspired by our visit from Humphrey Ocean our guest lecturer Gwen decided to show us one of his etching techniques which we tried for ourselves later on. I chose to use my recent painting of my grandma as a source of inspiration for my composition. I really like the effect I got from the process, with sugar lift etching you never really get a perfect image but the outcome is great.

6 thoughts on “Sugar Lift etching

    1. Google the process it’s a bit like normal etching except the sugar solution is painted on first on the metal surface then you coat the rest of the metal that you don’t want bitten by the acid with a wood sealer, once the sugar solution is dry you wash away the sugar solution til the bit you want bitten by acid is exposed. and it’s the acid process and you should have a plate ready for etching.

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