Artful Etching Midnight Garden

I wanted to share a fun project I worked on last year; an etching book like the plates you used to have in school! Each illustration is made up of colours only, with no black as the etch layer printed on top is all black. So each person creates their own artwork by removing as much, or as little of the black layer as they like!

The finished book!

The finished book!

It was an interesting project to work on as I had to think in a new way; creating an illustration made up of colour alone and then etching that away to create the ‘print layer’ which has clues to show what might be where! Then finally I’d create an ‘etched’ example showing how you might like to etch your design! complicated right?! Hopefully the mages below show what I mean!

Colour & shapes layer, Black print layer and finally the etched design!

Colour & shapes layer, Black print layer and finally the etched design!

Colour & shapes layer, Black print layer and finally the etched design!

Colour & shapes layer, Black print layer and finally the etched design!

Super interesting and different project to work on and my first book! It actually has my name on it! If you’re interested you can see it here