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Dear Kathie

I have played around variously with thin sheets of metal, completely =
improvised from different places.  Firstly, I approached my art school =
and offered to pay a nominal fee per kilo for used etching plates that =
they had.  I etched these plates with an open bite to remove what they =
had etched or engraved into the surface, and hey presto!  Something new, =
something a little unpredictable and something thin enough to cut with =
scissors.  Only problem is with size.  There are two other routes, too =
that I have used to different effect.  I made a book of drypoints about =
three years ago, using tin cans that you get food in.  Cut off the top =
and bottom with a tin opener and the remainder can be cut with a normal =
scissors, flattened out and is totally manipulatable.  It was great, if =
not a little sharp to wipe!  A third possibility is disused litho plates =
from any printer.  They are big, regular and thin enough to handle with =
conventional cutting tools.

Good luck and let us know what decisions you've taken.

best,
Robyn Sassen
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completely improvised from different places.&nbsp; Firstly, I approached =
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school and offered to pay a nominal fee per kilo for used etching plates =
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they had.&nbsp; I etched these plates with an open bite to remove what =
they had=20
etched or engraved into the surface, and hey presto!&nbsp; Something =
new,=20
something a little unpredictable and something thin enough to cut with=20
scissors.&nbsp; Only problem is with size.&nbsp; There are two other =
routes, too=20
that I have used to different effect.&nbsp; I made a book of drypoints =
about=20
three years ago, using tin cans that you get food in.&nbsp; Cut off the =
top and=20
bottom with a tin opener and the remainder can be cut with a normal =
scissors,=20
flattened out and is totally manipulatable.&nbsp; It was great, if not a =
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sharp to wipe!&nbsp; A third possibility is disused litho plates from =
any=20
printer.&nbsp; They are big, regular and thin enough to handle with =
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<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Good luck and let us know what decisions you've=20
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<DIV><FONT size=3D2>best,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Robyn Sassen</FONT></DIV>
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