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  • Newcastle, New South Wales
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Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gina McDonald Mar 6, 2016. 6 Replies

I recently experimented with etching zinc with copper sulphate with very little success. I have since heard that salt needs to be added to the solution (like when you etch aluminium) to make it work.…Continue

 

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Gina McDonald replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"Hi Amanda, Thanks for your reply and input.  It is good to know that other people have experienced a similar hiccup when finding the right metal to etch.  It reminds me that even very recently a very seasoned printmaker could not get her…"
Mar 6, 2016
Amanda Donohue replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"Hi Gina, I thinking that you resolved this some time ago? But ...  I had a problem when I bought 'zinc' once and I think my problem was that it turned out to be a composite metal. Roofing Zinc I bought (from Booths in Sydney?) many…"
Mar 6, 2016
A blog post by Gina McDonald was featured

A Win for Australia at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan

http://miniprint.awagami.jp/ENGLISH/exhibitions/index.htmlDear printmakersI am very excited about being selected for a prize at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan.  If you scroll down the page you will find my name and print. Best regards,Gina  See More
Oct 3, 2015
Warringah Printmakers Studio commented on Gina McDonald's blog post A Win for Australia at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan
"Congratulations Gina. A lovely work too. There were quite a few entrants in this competition. I only got as far as purchasing the Awagami paper unfortunately."
Oct 2, 2015
Gina McDonald posted a blog post

A Win for Australia at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan

http://miniprint.awagami.jp/ENGLISH/exhibitions/index.htmlDear printmakersI am very excited about being selected for a prize at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition in Japan.  If you scroll down the page you will find my name and print. Best regards,Gina  See More
Oct 2, 2015
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"Thanks Paul for sharing this information as I feel like every technique has steps that if excluded mean you never quite create what you intended - this can be in your favour of course.  I am currently reading up on Japanese printmaking and…"
Nov 10, 2013
eStudio Editions and Gina McDonald are now friends
Nov 7, 2013
Gina McDonald replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"Thankyou Sandra, that would be greatly appreciated as I have not been able to get a straight answer as the merchants I have spoken with have little idea of what I am hoping to do."
Aug 24, 2013
Sandra Williams replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"You have posed an interesting question, Gina. I have used zinc purchased from art stores and off-cuts of zinc from a sheet metal merchant and have never had a problem etching the zinc. It sounds as though you might have something which may be a…"
Aug 24, 2013
Gina McDonald replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"Hi Sandra, I usually use different grades of sandpaper to prepare my aluminium and zinc plates with moving from coarse to finer grades.  So I am looking to find out if are there hybrid metals that might resist etching and if so do I need to be…"
Aug 20, 2013
Warringah Printmakers Studio replied to Gina McDonald's discussion Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc
"HI Gina, Many metal plates have a protective coating including zinc and aluminium. You have to give them a scrub, then a light polish to take out any scratches and degrease them well before applying the ground. Always a good idea to do a test stript…"
Aug 20, 2013
Gina McDonald posted a discussion

Using Copper Sulphate to Etch Zinc

I recently experimented with etching zinc with copper sulphate with very little success. I have since heard that salt needs to be added to the solution (like when you etch aluminium) to make it work. Any tips/advice would be welcome. I also wondered if there are different types of zinc or coatings which might interfere with the process of etching. Regards, Gina
Aug 19, 2013
Gina McDonald and Aine Scannell are now friends
May 10, 2013
Gina McDonald commented on Amanda Donohue's blog post Exhibition - From the Land
"Hope to see it soon as it sounds very interesting, Gina"
May 1, 2013
Gina McDonald replied to Sandra Williams's discussion Favourite Prints
"I love his Mary Magdelene series too."
Mar 24, 2013
Amanda Donohue commented on Gina McDonald's blog post Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Fundraising Drive on Anything is Pozible Website
"Hi all, to raise awareness of the fund raising drive that's on the NPW are having an Open Day on 16th March at the workshop in Newcastle. Please try and come along and/or pass on details to friends and family. They are trying to raise $5,000 to…"
Mar 6, 2013

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Newcastle Printmakers Workshop Fundraising Drive on Anything is Pozible Website

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 13:45 2 Comments

Our workshop is in dire need of repairs.  Therefore we are seeking monetary assistance via the website listed below.  Any support would be much appreciated.

To have a look click on    http://www.pozible.com/printmakers

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At 15:39 on December 1, 2012, Sandra Williams said…
I use Charbonnel etching inks for my monotypes. I like the translucency of the colours. After a long series of waterscapes, which have been quite successful for me, I am branching out to other themes but will always come back to depicting water inn some form or other. Sandra
At 15:24 on November 26, 2012, Warringah Printmakers Studio said…
I've just been looking at your URL Gina. There are some lovely aluminium etchings. I hope you'll include some in your PrintStudio online gallery so our members can ask you questions about them if they wish.
At 9:09 on September 19, 2012, Warringah Printmakers Studio said…
Welcome Gina. We're all looking forward to a successful collaboration with Newcastle Printmakers.
 
 
 

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