Saturday, May 16, 2009

Metal Etching

I took a great class from Art Academy of Austin learning how to etch brass, copper and silver. The etching compound and the resists used were those used for etching circuit boards plus we experimented with a bunch of other resists as well. It was a fun experience. Here are my pieces. I have to cut them out and make pieces out of them, but I don't have the equipment to do that yet. One of the irons used to apply the resist was used previously for batique and it pretty much ruined the ghecko, but the rest will be able to be salvaged. The liver of sulfur worked to antique the pieces with some of the projects but more on the copper than on the brass.

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