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!
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...
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!