Switching gears - again

Yesterday - really bad day weatherwise - I learned to etch on copper and brass. Loved it! Would like it even more if it didn't involve dangerous chemicals.

My images aren't that terrific, but I think it gives an idea of what I've made. I'm still patina-ing a few pieces, finally managed to find green patina.

I hope to do more once I manage to track down ferric chloride locally, or as close to local I can find.

I probably should mention that all the ones shown in detail are done with rubber stamps.

And, no, the last one is not a self-portrait.


abeadlady said...

Very Cool! I've done enameling years ago, but never etching.


Marilee said...

Oh, very nice stuff! The last one is Henry, of course, and the girl with the pigtails is Kate. You'll have a matching set.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

It's fun, Arline, you just have to be really careful because of the chemicals involved. I did enamaling many, many years ago, too. Liked it.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Marilee, I didn't see it that way - until you mentioned it. But, yes, that makes sense. Unfortunately, that leaves me with the grouchy picture as a self-portrait.

maia said...

This looks like it was great fun, Doris! The "not a self portrait" is what I look like in the morning. ;)

Katie B said...

These are looking great! I hope you are successful in finding your chemicals for the process.
I like the permanency of the work!
It reminds me of metal embossing.