Lo-Tech Etching

Discover a cost effective alternative to classic etching techniques.
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Description

Readily available materials and simple step-by-step instructions and you are on your way to creating fabulously etched metal images. Covering a wide range of etching technique how-tos, plus a demo on photocopy transfer etching, you’ll be ready to dive in right away.

Details
Required Materials: metal to etch (copper, brass, or bronze), Isopropyl alcohol, abrasive pad, ferric chloride, transparency film, paper towels, duct tape, double sided tape, Styrofoam, scissors, baking soda, funnel, Staedler Lumocolor #317 red pen
Technique:
Metalsmithing
Tools:
plastic buckets, inexpensive aquarium pump, clothing iron, pancake griddle, eye protection, protective gloves, tweezers, burnisher, flat file, steel wool
Originally Published:
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist April 2011

SKU: EP5823

Author/Speaker/Editor: Karen Christians

Format: eProject

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