Intaglio drawings are created by lines and scratches on a metal plate.
These marks can be made
by applying acid(etching), by scratching(dry-point), or by removing thin strips with a tool
called a burin(engraving).
After the image is on the metal plate ink is rubbed into the grooves
and the rest of the plate is wiped clean.
The image is transferred onto dampened paper and
rolled through a press.
The pressure from the press forces the damp paper to pick up the ink
from the grooves.
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