Friday, March 20, 2015

The Saga Continues ...

So here I am, days later, with beautifully (I think at least) etched metal componants.

I've rolled the pennies.  Sanded the pennies.  Drawn on them. And now I have etched them.

I did not show the pictures of my gloved hands after setting them in ammonia (to neutralize the ferric chloride bath).  I used baking soda to scrub with, it provided a further neutralizing action as well as a very smooth abrasive.

I believe the next step will be to patina these.  Should I use some of the colored patinas I have purchased or the LOS that is in the mail to me as I type this.  Well, that's what I'm going to be thinking about for the rest of the day.

Thanks for stopping by!  -- Natalie 

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