Friday, September 2, 2016

THE SILVER WITCH ~ Inspired By Reading ~ September 2016

I enjoyed reading and listening to The Silver Witch, by Paula Brackston.
It was the September selection for the Inspired By Reading Book Club, hosted by Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery. 
The story is told by two narrators on a Welsh lake - Tilda, a contemporary ceramicist and Seren, a witch and shaman in Celtic times.

Tilda finds what she believes is a bracelet with a Celtic carving of 3 dogs and 3 hares in a circle - seemingly chasing each other. 
I knew I wanted to, somehow, incorporate that image in my design.
After much research, I settled on a Celtic image I wanted to use.

I used a laser printer to copy the image onto glossy paper.
Then heat transferred the image onto 18 gauge copper and put it into the etching solution for a few hours.

The middle image was printed twice, resulting in a heavy build up of toner.
*Lesson learned* Less toner is actually better and gives a clearer impression.

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