The first etch is done! Although this image did not come out as I imagined working through the process unearthed some good lessons for me. The first is that I need to keep my drawing time down to 2 weeks or less so the gum arabic doesn't flake off and expose the light areas of the stone to the dark crayon. Second I should consider making the figures darker overall and with more contrast between grey tones; I think it will make the added colors work better and have more depth later on. I'm…

The first etch is done! Although this image did not come out as I imagined working through the process unearthed some good lessons for me. The first is that I need to keep my drawing time down to 2 weeks or less so the gum arabic doesn't flake off and expose the light areas of the stone to the dark crayon. Second I should consider making the figures darker overall and with more contrast between grey tones; I think it will make the added colors work better and have more depth later on. I'm…

Mix Gum Arabic powder with warm water (10ml/2tsp of Gum Arabic with 60ml/2fl oz of water) to create an ed

Mix Gum Arabic powder with warm water (10ml/2tsp of Gum Arabic with 60ml/2fl oz of water) to create an ed

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More homemade, edible, metallic glitter. This is more like flakes in my opinion, but I depends on the size.

More homemade, edible, metallic glitter. This is more like flakes in my opinion, but I depends on the size.

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Natalie Radcliffe, Woodland Wall Panel, 2012: consider photocopying your found specimens and collaging them to create new and exciting images

Natalie Radcliffe, Woodland Wall Panel, 2012: consider photocopying your found specimens and collaging them to create new and exciting images

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New Art Resource: Watercolor Artist’s October Issue. Watch a video slideshow of the paintings featured here! ~ch #watercolor #paintings

New Art Resource: Watercolor Artist’s October Issue. Watch a video slideshow of the paintings featured here! ~ch #watercolor #paintings

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