Solar-Plate Etching – using the natural sunlight for the exposure

Working in preparation of the Solarplate workshops, organised by the Blue Monkey Network at Devonshire Collective, Eastbourne, UK

AP 1 Hausfrau             AP 2 Hausfrau


These images are the first results using writing and photographic images copied on ink-jet film.

AP 3 Hausfrau

The film was placed onto the solar –plate, a Toyoto- K73 plate, and developed with real ‘Irish’ sunlight, actually under a cloudy sky at 12:30 pm.

More testing is going to happen here in Westport, County Mayo, Ireland in September before I will return to England.

The solar-plate workshops are running in October in Eastbourne, south England. For dates and how to register check out the Blue Monkey Network


Looking forward to seeing you then.


(The plates are inked with water based relief ink, individually inked in combination of intaglio and relief, then printed on Hahnemuehle paper. The third image was done with 2 plates.)

By Nickova Behling

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