Silk Aquatint (SSI)

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Silk aquatint has the richness of mezzotint, the spontaneity of action-painting, the washes of a water color and the vivacious surface of a palette knife impasto, all without acid.  This collagraphic plate-making method is created with acrylic paint:  applying white acrylic onto a dark field.  The resulting plates are intaglio printed through an etching press with oil-based and/or water-based ink and can last for over one-hundred impressions.  This hands-on course is geared towards painters with or without prior printmaking experience.

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