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Re: Etching Question

Oh, one more thing:  to protect plates from oxidization while you are
storing them, cover them with hard ground or asphaltum before you put them
away.  They will be pristine when you open them up again.  Audrey

Janet L. Meyer-Borders wrote:

> Hi, having been a printmaker and having gotten a degree in printmaking
> I think I have a few questions to ask everyone about oxidation.
> Since when is oxidation white?  I have yet to have any of my 50 or so
> plates that are zinc turn white, and they have truely been abused.
> I think that oxidation is a term used a bit loosely here, but maybe
> I need some type of an education on my zinc plates turning white.
> Also if you would like to know everyone of my copper plates have turned
> green over the years, no matter what I have done, because they get air
> on them, and they turn.  Almost like a sculptural finish on a bronze
> statue that is hundreds of years old.  Anyway, maybe someone can fill me
> in on this magic stuff call oxidation????
> Thank-You
> Hi - this is Janet - I am an artist - do you need any art work?
> Give me a call.  Logos, Murals, Signs - jmeyerb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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