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Three Hundred Things a Bright Girl Can Do

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    Available in PDF Format | Three Hundred Things a Bright Girl Can Do.pdf | English
    Lilla Elizabeth Kelley (Author)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... it to cool. When ready to use, trace or draw the design lightly on the ground. When doing this, rest the hands upon the bridge. Copy the lines of good pen and ink drawings, and later you may be able to copy fine etchings. With the outline completed, you must now pierce through the ground with the etching needle. Needles Etching needles may be purchased and mounted in a mathematical pen. The needles should be firm, and not easily bent. A good needle may be made of a round piece of iron or steel, similar to a lead-pencil in thickness and length, the point fashioned on a grindstone. An 'oval point,' used by the etchers in olden times, is very useful. It is made of a thin bar of steel with an oblique face, ground on one end. This gave lines of various widths. The 'dry point' is a needle with a sharp cutting point, very useful for fine and distance work. In etching, the heaviness or lightness of the lines should suggest distances and textures. Make each line firm and clean. Fine lines must be close together, coarse lines must be wider apart. The acid attacks broad lines quicker than fine ones, but if the latter are close together it nearly equalizes the effect. Distance is effectively brought out by fine lines. It may also be suggested by the 'biting' of the acid. If you desire to represent one of two things more intensely, when one has sufficiently bitten in, take the plate out of the bath, dry it, and go over that object with stoppingout varnish. The bath for the plates may be made of nitric acid, nitrous acid, or hydrochloric acid. The nitric acid bath is composed of one-half nitric acid and one-half water. The nitrous, of ten parts of water to nine parts of acid. The recipe for the hydrochloric acid bath is...
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