Sunday, March 27, 2011

Who knew what a sharpie could do??

What magic can happen when you combine a sharpie, some muratic acid and hydrogen peroxide...





I have wanted to try etching so used up my cheap washers--brass and copper. I played with different sized sharpies and soak time.




I was pretty pleased with the results so now will move on to some real pieces!

                                                                       UPDATE
I have had a lot of you asking about this techinque.  I did quite a few searched and researched for the method I was comfortable with.  Here is one of the sites... 
http://www.ehow.com/how_7840182_etch-hydrochloric-acid-hydrogen-peroxide.html
                                 Make sure you do your homework before you play!!!

These are a couple of pieces from techniques I learned at my workshop in Galena. We used the arte metal shapes as our vessels. We then filled them with polymer clay. After they were baked and cooled we painted them first with black acrylic , let dry and then used steel wool to remove the top layer of paint. Alcohol inks were then used to color them. Finish with a light coat of krylon and you have a very unique pendant.






I am on the hunt for some chunky chain to complete my project!



11 comments:

  1. those are great, girl! I've just gotten back from Round Top, what a blast!
    Lezlee

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  2. You are on to some great new techniques! Muratic acid, sharpies, and peroxide?! Awesome!

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  3. Wonderful projects! I love the etching in the washers, they look awesome!
    Jane

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  4. No I didn't know a sharpie would do that. How does it do that? Awesome!

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  5. I love both techniques!! I don't know that I've seen brass washers, very pretty!!

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  6. Do you have the instructions on how to do the washers?

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    1. just do a search for usinng MA/HP to etch. I followed their instruction and formula.

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  7. Sherry SawoscinskiSunday, September 23, 2012

    Could you please give a better address on how to find the info on how to do this. I just love the washers and would like to give it a try! Thanks.

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    1. I have posted an update and the address of one site....

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  8. So you draw on the washers with the sharpie then soak in the solution? This is so cool!

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