Artist's description:

Part of my 3 prints with feathers and birds. Feathers are amazing things, able to hold a bird aloft, and so exquisitely beautiful to look at!
Birds are a never ending source of inspiration for me, the do represent freedom in most of my work.

This is a handprinted aquatint etching; I ink up the copperplate for each print pulled, this means that each print will have small differences to the next. I hope you treasure this as a sign of individuality and part of what makes an original print an original. I use first class papers and ink to give my work the best possible longevity. I can add the dot, that here is in turquoise, in a color of your choice, just talk to me!
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.
The Feathers are added in a printmaking technique called soft ground, where I use actual feathers to make an imprint, that is then etched into the copper plate, once etched I work on the lines, and etch the plate again, a bit complicated, but then us printmakers, we love that kind of thing ;o))
If you would like to see me make and print an etching, go to and search under my name, I have a lot of printmaking films there.

"Birds of a Feather" is printed in an edition of only 50 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.

"Birds of a Feather" is printed on a piece of warm cream heavy printmaking paper, perfect for the image, the paper measures 11" x 11" (28 cm x 28 cm) and the actual image measures 7.5" x 7.5". (19 cm x 19 cm)

I'll mail your etching protected by tissue paper and cellophane and it 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 pretty piece of paper for you!

Thank you for looking in my shop and very welcome back!

Materials used:

copperplate, acid, aquatint, etching press, etching inks, artists skill and imagination

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Feathers, aquatint etching (2014)


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