BIG is a non-toxic alternative that doubles as a soft ground and a hard ground.
For a soft ground, simply roll out the ground thinly and consistently onto your plate.
For a hard ground, bake the ground once rolled out on the plate for 6 minutes at 135C. (275f) fan forced oven before etching.
Bitumous paint is an acid resistant material that is applied to the plate to prevent acids from ‘biting’ the plate. Bitumous paint tends to be thicker and can flake off - recommended for protecting the back of uncoated plates.
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Ferric chloride is necessary for the etching of plates for printing fine art images in intaglio (printmaking), a printmaking technique with an incised image. Ferric Chloride is recommended for school use. Acids must be handled sensibly. Use protective gloves and glasses.
Avaliable in 1Litre, 2 Litre and 4 Litre containers.
Please enquire if you need 2L or 4L.
No sanding or priming required. Bonds easily to most plastics, PVC, resin and more. Fast dry, fully chip-resistant after 7 days, features EZ touch 360 degree Dial Spray Tip, dry to touch in 15 minutes and dry to handle in 1 hour. Ideal for use on: wood, metal, wicker, glass, plaster, ceramic, plastic, wrought iron and hard vinyl.
Only available in Black.
**Note: This product is an aerosol and will incur additional postage charges. We will contact you with the additional costs**
Liquid Grounds are poured onto the plate, then evened up with a soft roller or dabber. Liquid Grounds can also be applied with a foam or fan brush.
Grounds are acid resistant materials used to protect the plate from the action of acid. Hard grounds are able to hold fine linear work without chipping or flaking, soft grounds remain pliable on the surface allowing greater fluidity in the drawing and also enables textured materials to be pressed into the surface to produce tonal and pattern variations.
Tarlatan is traditional starched cotton with an open weave to trap ink.
It is stiff and sized with an open weave for maximum ink retention
Sold per metre, it is 100mm wide.
Available in course and fine.