Bunny girl likes to be thought of as nice, but she also thinks that nice, does not equate being submissive, no, she is perfectly able to survive hard winters and dry summer, as well as perfect weather!
a handprinted aquatint etching; this means that I have drawn the image, through a varnish, onto a copper plate, I then immerse the copper plate in acid, and the acid "bites" into the copper where I have removed the varnish. When the plate is done, and this takes a while, as most copper plates go in the acid several times, with me adding more detail and aquatint (gives dark tones) I ink the copper plate up for each print I make, you can only print once per inking. As etchings are real hands on printmaking, printmaker are allowed to call their prints original prints, and etchings are very collectible. A great way to start an art collection!
Aquatint is a technique where deep tones can be achieved on an etching, it involves rosin, that gets melted onto the copperplate with the help of a burner.
Find my printmaking movies in the "me at work" section.
Bunnygirl is printed in an edition of only 60 prints,
please be aware that I can't guarantee that you get the number on the photo......
Each print is numbered, titled and signed by me.
the etching is printed on a piece of warm white heavy printmaking paper, perfect for the image,
the paper measures 8" x 10" (21 cm x 28 cm - A4) and fits in a standard frame
and the actual image measures 6" x 5" (12cm x 16 cm)
I'll mail your etching in a padded envelope, the print is placed on a piece of backing, wrapped in cellophane and comes with a nice "Original Print by Mariann Johansen-Ellis" sticker and a leaflet explaining what an etching is. If you are giving the etching away as a gift, let me know and I'll wrap it in a nice piece of paper for you!
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