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Original Etching - Budgies II




Two little budgies that I met at my friend Tanya's house. 

Tanya rescues birds and has a wonderful big aviary (that I once accidentally got locked into, but that's another story!) full of beautiful birds who have been given a second chance. 

This is a 'ghost print' or a fainter edition of 'Budgies I'. A ghost print is when a second print is taken from the plate without it being inked up again. I don't normally make ghost prints as they are normally too faint, but the first print of this plate is so brightly coloured that a ghost print was achievable.

To make this ghost print three plates were inked up and a printed on top of each other for the initial print (Budgies I). A residue of the ink from the first two plates was left on the third plate which transferred to the paper in the ghost print (Budgies II). You can see videos of the process in my Instagram or Tiktok feeds under the name BridgetFarmerPrintmaker, or click this link-

Measurements -

Image size 14.5 x 20cm

Paper size 28.5 x 39cm

Edition size 12

Printed on 350gsm Hahnemuhle printmaking paper. 

This etching is sold unframed and unmatted. Please note, the edition number you will receive will not necessarily be the one pictured.