Sharon, You can also use the etched plexiglas as a printed etching ,using etching inks, moist paper, and a press. I have the etchings done this year, but my press broke and I am waiting for a special order part. As soon as it comes, I will be printing them. We can get about 6 good prints before they fade.
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Sent: 10/25/2004 10:12:37 PM
Subject: Etched Plexiglas
I'm way far behind in posting about projects that my students did (last year) that were successful, but here's one that I'll repeat (with variations & a different "theme") this year--etched plexiglas designs:
Students used scratchboard tools (among other things) and worked with an image underneath, scratching out the light areas and leaving the dark.
These are just a few of the ones they did--had a lot of trouble photographing them due to their reflective quality. One of the more interesting (and unphotographed) ones last year featured a colored pencil landscape with etched plexiglas on top.