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“Quick Shine” Acrylic Floor Polish as an Etching Resist by Anna Olafsson

Electro-etchings on steel plates with Quick Shine Floor Finish as an alternative to traditional liquid hard grounds.

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Acrylic Floor Polish Resist on Steel Plates - Hard Ground and Crisco Lift by Anna Olafsson

Acrylic floor polish as hard ground and crisco lift, tested at 1V on steel plates, electro-etched in ferrous sulphate solution for 60 mins. The process and the printed results!

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Visit to the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop (FDPW) by Anna Olafsson

On Tuesday this week I visited the Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop for a meeting with Sheila Carnduff - chairperson and treasurer of this wonderful printmaking space.

FDPW is located in the basement of the Dell Farquharson community and learning centre, a stone’s throw from the town centre and train station.

I could not believe how many processes they had packed into the space, with some beautiful old presses, as well as many innovative equipment solutions! You can see how much knowledge and skill has been passed down and shared amongst members when you see the prints produced here. Many FDPW members have been working here for decades; there is a great sense of community and much collaborative spirit.

I hope to go back and visit FDPW soon - it is a real gem.

I neglected to take any photographs(!) but here is their latest leaflet, pictured below.

Link to the FDPW website - https://fifedunfermlineprintmakers.org

(Front of leaflet)

(Front of leaflet)

(Back of leaflet)

(Back of leaflet)

The Results of the Acrylic Ground Experiments at the DCA Print Studio by Anna Olafsson

Testing Acrylic Grounds at the DCA Print Studio - The Results!

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Where Did I Learn How to Electro-etch? by Anna Olafsson

Some photographs from the workshop-residency I attended in July 2018 at the home of Alfonso Crujera, electro-etching pioneer, master printmaker, painter and sculptor, based on the island of Gran Canaria.

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