"Creativity will keep Us Sane."

 

- Debra Dedyluk 2020

Debra Yelva Dedyluk BFA, MFA

Professional Artist and Owner of Sugarlift Studio

What is  a Sugar lift?

It is a process in printmaking that is used to simulate watercolour style brush marks that are then etched into a plate of metal. One of the original recipes used brandy, sugar and ink. 

 

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Sugar lift

Designs in a syrupy solution of sugar is painted onto the metal surface prior to it being coated in a liquid etching ground or 'stop out' varnish. When the plate is placed in hot water the sugar dissolves, leaving the image. The plate can then be etched.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etching#Sugar_lift