Sunday, March 14, 2010

Etching Metal

Carla and I finally took the leap and tried etching metal. We are spurred on by the fact that we will be doing this at our Altered States of Mind meeting in April, we wanted to make sure we could get good results.

The process we used was from Stephanie Lee's Book Semiprecious Salvage, there are some changes from the book and she has a post about it here.

(Click on the image to see the detail)
I am just so pleased with the end result. The process today used Staz-On ink and stamps to create the resist. On another day (one that is hopefully much warmer) we want to see the results using acrylic paint as the resist.

All my etched pieces are brass from a sheet I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I'm looking forward to antiquing the them to really bring out the etching.

(Update: Here they are antiqued, I used the Sophisticated Finishes- Metallic Darkener.)



Dorthe said...

They are looking very beautifull Angie, I love the one with the swirls, looks so difficult, to me ?
Congratulations with the great result.

xo Dorthe

Barbara said...

Oh my these are great!!!! I can't wait to learn how to do this.

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

These are great! What wonderful works of art. They just get better with each stage of the process!
Blessings, Gerri

Christine Edwards said...

Oh, I love the metal you etched...looks fantastic. I have some etched pieces waiting for a project to use them in.