Sunday, October 4, 2009

Metal Etching

Was late when I posted last night, forgot to say M is for: Mosaics, Melt Art, Monoprinting, Masking, Magazine Scrunchie Backgrounds, Masking Tape Backgrounds, Metal Embossing, Metallic Leafing, Mandalas, Monochrome Stamping, Melted Crayons Background, Metallic Wash Backgrounds, Marbeling (alcohol inks), Metal etching, Mold making. As you can see we have started this week off with metal etching.
Adrienne has posted great directions for this technique on her blog. I am fortunate to have her visiting with me, so I had a private tutorial this evening after we arrived home. Inked the edges of copper tags with StazOn ink, heat set, sanded flat side of copper to remove oil from fingers. Stamped images with Stazon ink and heat set.
Flipped tags over and inked another image on the back, used thin plastic wrap to press charm into inked stamp to avoid getting oil from fingers onto the previously stamped side. Heat set the staZon ink.
Placed charms into plastic dish and covered with PCB etchant. Gently agitated for about 20 minutes (follow directions on bottle), when happy with amount of etching. Rinse in water, allow to dry. Pour baking soda into chemical soln to neutralize the acid, then dispose.
Cover surface with acrylic paint, let dry.
Gently sand paint off of raised areas to reveal the designs.
Oh so fun. Can't wait to see what we do tomorrow......


Unknown said...

Great idea to use copper tags. Enjoy your playtime together. So much more fun having a playmate to bouce ideas off.

WendyK said...

These are all fabulous, must have a go. You sound as if you are having a great time.