More Drypoints On Reclaimed Acrylic + Kitchen Litho

A few weeks ago I posted how I discovered some forgotten prints I had done.  I managed to post one image and then the batteries in my camera died.

Here’s the original post:

Well, I finally found my rechargeables, fired them up and took pictures of the remaining drypoints.


And Finally, I wanted to show my first attempt at Kitchen Lithograph.  Kitchen Litho is a process that relies on the chemical reaction between oil or grease based medium and everyday cola to etch an image on aluminum foil.  It’s non toxic, and I think it worked out pretty well.

No title for it yet.  I hand colored the red circle, but plan on expirimenting with ways to use multiple pieces of foil.  I am really into this process.  Much of my work deals with expressionism and gesture in printmaking, and this fits right in.  Also, it’s inexpensive, I can utilized reused materials, size is easy to manipulate, and I don’t need a press.  I heard about this technique in the summer, but finally decided to give it a try.  I’m very happy that I did.  Thanks art-emilion for sharing this.

Here is the link to the youtube video:

And the link to download the free handbook:

Have a great day.

Copyright©2012 by Drew Kail


19 thoughts on “More Drypoints On Reclaimed Acrylic + Kitchen Litho”

  1. That is a really inventive technique. You’d never guess that standard household items like aluminum foil, cola and oil were used to make your print.

  2. Brilliant! I love the kitchen litho and I think the hand coloring with it is a good contrast. Thanks you’ve inspired me, thank god it’s Saturday.cheers sue

  3. Hi Drew Kail, thank you for sharing my videos. Very good !
    Yes KL can be mixed. Soon you will find in my web a paper book of 50 pages on my invention Kitchen lithography, I hope it will surprise you. KL must try ! 🙂

    1. No I have not, but it sounds like it’s right up my alley. Do you have a link, or some other way to source information on it? I would really appreciate it.

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