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Coal Tit, Original Dry Point Etching, European Native Bird, Miniprint

Coal Tit, Original Dry Point Etching, European Native Bird, Miniprint

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Height: 5 Centimetres
  • Width: 5 Centimetres
  • Materials: paper, printmaking ink
  • Favourited by: 25 people
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This little coaltit is a native of my childhood home of Northern Ireland. I met this one while visiting my mum in 2012. I do miss the birds from home, but Australia has such a dazzling array of birdlife that I don't dwell on their absence too much. Although, just enough to make a few little etchings to remind me of home.

It is an original dry point etching, inked up by hand and pulled through my mini printing press on Hahnemulhe cotton rag paper.

Measurements
Image Size - 5 x 5cm
Paper Size - 11.5 x 15 cm
Edition Size - 20

WHAT IS A DRY POINT ETCHING?
A dry point etching is a print made from a plate (often copper, but can also be acetate, zinc, aluminium etc) that has been directly scratched into with a sharp point. The plate is then inked up by rubbing thick ink all over the plate. The excess ink is wiped away leaving the ink only in the scratched lines. The plate is then placed onto a press bed with dampened paper on top and felt blankets to cusion the work. It is all pulled through pressured rollers and the ink is transfered from the plate onto the paper. For each subsequent print the inking up process has to be repeated. To add colour the ink is added and blended on the plate during the inking up process.
This little coaltit is a native of my childhood home of Northern Ireland. I met this one while visiting my mum in 2012. I do miss the birds from home, but Australia has such a dazzling array of birdlife that I don't dwell on their absence too much. Although, just enough to make a few little etchings to remind me of home.

It is an original dry point etching, inked up by hand and pulled through my mini printing press on Hahnemulhe cotton rag paper.

Measurements
Image Size - 5 x 5cm
Paper Size - 11.5 x 15 cm
Edition Size - 20

WHAT IS A DRY POINT ETCHING?
A dry point etching is a print made from a plate (often copper, but can also be acetate, zinc, aluminium etc) that has been directly scratched into with a sharp point. The plate is then inked up by rubbing thick ink all over the plate. The excess ink is wiped away leaving the ink only in the scratched lines. The plate is then placed onto a press bed with dampened paper on top and felt blankets to cusion the work. It is all pulled through pressured rollers and the ink is transfered from the plate onto the paper. For each subsequent print the inking up process has to be repeated. To add colour the ink is added and blended on the plate during the inking up process.

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If you are not happy with your item please contact me via email or convo. You can return your item to me within 30 days and I will give you a refund. (buyer pays return shipping)
I can not be held responsible for items lost in the post. I make sure each parcel is packaged carefully and addressed clearly. If you haven't received your item within 3 months (this seems a long time but parcels have gone astray and turned up after three months! (not etsy parcels, stuff sent from my mum in ireland to me when I was living in Australia)) convo me and we can work something out.

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I try and ship as soon as I can but I live in the country and can't always get to the post office straight away. I try and post within 3 days of purchase.

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