Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adventures in Etching




I bought a bottle of ferric last year after being inspired by Stephanie Lee's book. Then I started to see etching in other articles and my friends were also doing it. It was time to get over my fear and try it. Well I should have reread the instructions first, which of course I didn't. I tried a brass cuff and part of a copper sheet. The copper did not look like anything when it was done because the image I used was not bold enough and not enough ink was used. Here is the brass cuff, later when asking a wonderful friend about my results she told me it had to be flat to etch correctly. Well at least I tried it. I am still very freaked out using the chemical, but I will try again when I have time to do it correctly.

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