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Aquatint

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Aquatint
by Colleen Corradi

Aquatint is a technique used to achieve tonal areas in an intaglio plate. It is a form of etching in which the plate is covered with many tiny particles of rosin (adhered to the plate by heating), which allows the acid to bite through evenly, creating areas of tone on top of the incised lines. Because of this, aquatints can often look like ink-brushed drawings or watercolours.

 



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