Delicate beautiful butterflies, a moment in time! Very Asian inspired I made these etchings some years ago, and they are hand colored with water color, hence the quite strong colors.
a handprinted etching; I ink up the copperplates for each set of prints pulled, in a beautiful sienna brown, when dry, I handcolor them delicately with first class lightfast watercolors.
If you would like to see me make and print an etching, go to www.youtube.com and search under my name, or look in the "me at work" section in this shop.
"Butterfly" are printed in an edition of only 50 prints, I only have 2 sets left so this is the set you receive.
Each print is numbered, titled and signed by me.
"Butterfly" is printed from 2 copperplates on a piece of white heavy printmaking paper, perfect for the image, the paper measures 16" x 6" (40 x 15cm) and the actual images measure each 11.5" x 2.5" (29 x 6 cm).
I'll mail your set of etchings in a strong tube, the prints are protected by tissue paper and a plastic sleeve, 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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