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 What is a Etched Transfer Painting

Music by the great saxaphonist Nick Brignola




Eched Transfer Painting is a blend of Glass Painting technique and traditional etching methods.  A copper or zinc plate is etched and then inked and wiped as you would do before printing your etching.  The plate is then coated with a layer of polymer, sealing in the ink and preparing the surface to paint as in a Glass Painting. When the painting is completed it is adhered to the canvas with polymer and left for twenty-four hours to dry.  Then the painting is carefully pulled up and away from the plate. The ink in the etched lines is pulled out and sits on top of the painting in relief.  This procedure creates a luminosity of color that sits behind beautiful fine black etched lines.


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