February 18, 2018
I. Template drawings for prints in progress.
II. Applying ground to the plate.
III. Drawing on the plate.
IV. Plate in the Dutch mordant etch.
V. Testing the depth of the etched area.
VI. Drawing on the plate.
VII. Melting the rosin for aquatint with blow torch.
VII. Spit-bite process.
IX. Spit-bite close-up.
X. Rocking the mezzotint.
XI. Key plate proofs.
XII. First color proofs, cut up and developing. Digital images of mushrooms are moving in.
XIII. Color proofing: keeping track of many ink colors and their formulas for color proofs.
XIV. Inking the intaglio plate.
XV. Pulling up the first proof (digital images will come later).
XVI. Deciding on the color (the left one won).