This summer I've been using my studio credits in part to finally learn stone lithography! Soon I will complete my full repertoire of printmaking methods.
Only one of my first 2 stones survived the etching process. The casualty was a tusche wash that was much too light that nothing remained after etching. The survivor was an experiment with a tusche crayon that went overboard and turned into a subtractive scraping experiment. I think it over-etched or over-inked, so enough of my marks aren't visible. We'll see what happens when I print it. And some marks went astray, so I'll have to test out a cancellation marker.
This next stone was done mostly with some litho crayons I bought yesterday. It has some heavy tusche washes for the deep blacks. I'm crossing my fingers that it etches well. I'm not completely happy with the result, but I'm hoping practice makes perfect. Or I should say, in the lithography process where so many things can go wrong, practice makes less mistakes!
I think I need to work on the transfer or sketching processes that won't show later... I was so nervous drawing freehand and not really being able to erase!