Monday, March 12, 2007

Etching onto a suede surface

Gabi asks:
I'd like to know how an etching would be transferred onto a suede surface so that there is no depression--completely smooth surface--am cataloguing an art collection and have found two such works.

Without seeing it or feeling it I can only guess at how this might have been done. It could have been done with a burning tool with a very light touch and then smoothed over. Or maybe a chemical was used to 'burn' the design onto it. Have to say I'm pretty much stumped on this one. Anyone else have any ideas?


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