Artist's description:

In love and promises are made for ever, I'll pick the moon for you, I know I can!

this is 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, printmakers 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 on Youtube, just search under my name.

SIZE: The size of the actual image (the copperplate) is 9.5" x 5.5" ( 25cm x 14cm)
I have printed "Promise you the Moon" on a beautiful piece of warm cream velvety printmaking paper that measures 12" x 9"(30cm x 23cm)

EDITION: The etching is signed, titled and numbered (Edition of 75) by me.Please note, you might not receive the number in the photo

SHIPPING: I mail your handprinted etching protected by tissuepaper, it comes with a nice flier explaining what an etching is. Let me know if you woud like it gift wrapped?

Thanks for visiting, come back soon!
Mariann

Materials used:

copper plate, acid, etching inks, printmaking paper, etching press, artists skill and imagination

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Promise you the Moon, aquatint etching (2017)

$56.71

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This artwork is sold by Mariann Johansen-Ellis from Denmark

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