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[318] Advanced Etching of Copper, Brass and bronze
This method of etching uses a prepared ferric chloride solution which also contains hydrochloric acid. This 'etchant' is not a pure acid, but etches copper and copper alloys (like brass and bronze). It will not work on silver. It is available from electronics supply shops, such as Radio Shack or from chemical suppliers. It is generally used to clean or etch copper circuit boards. It can also be found at some printmakers' supply stores.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [MetalWerx]|[Sandra Noble Goss]
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[473] Better & Safer Etching - Metal Salt Etching, Resists & Resist Removal
Metalsmiths and enamelists have used ferric chloride for several years as a safer alternative to nitric acid for copper and brass etching purposes. Although it is generally thought of as etching with an acid, ferric chloride is actually a salt. Etching and resist removal solutions recently developed by Friedhard Kiekeben have greatly improved the process and final product, as well as safety, cost and simplicity. This article summarizes my experiences with these exciting methods for etching metal and removing resists. I have also included my own observations as well as an overview of the etching process, resists, equipment and materials necessary.... (2004)
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Show me more articles from: [Glass on Metal]|[Gail Nelson]
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ISBN: B00007LNCO

 

[590] Brepohl on Etching
Etching uses chemical corrosion rather than mechanical force to selectively remove metal. Simply put, the idea is to cloak parts of an object with an acid-proof paint then submerge the piece in acid. The caustic liquid eats away at exposed areas to create a relief. When the proper depth is reached the piece is withdrawn, rinsed and cleaned to reveal a pattern of raised and lowered sections. The process can be used for delicate linear drawings, for bold reliefs, for letters, and as a preliminary step for enameling, niello, or inlay.... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [The Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing]|[Prof. Dr. Erhard Brepohl]
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ISBN: 0961598492

 

[215] Champleve - Etching with PnP Paper
The use of PnP paper-originally designed to create printed circuit boards-to meet the artistic needs of metalsmiths, jewelers, and enamelists. With results similar to photo etching, but without the expense and more complex procedures, the heat transfer method using PnP has revolutionized the world of artistic etching. Now, the procedure is not only used throughout the USA, but also in many other parts of the world... (2001)
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Show me more articles from: [Glass on Metal]|[Katharine S. Wood]
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ISBN: B00007LNCO

 

[1015] Easy Etching Step by Step
This technique involves the transfer of an image to metal using a material that will "resist" the dissolving action of acid. Where you apply a resist the metal will be protected; everywhere else, the acid (ferric chloride) will etch the metal, resulting in a raised image or pattern. To illustrate the etching technique, one of the more versatile resists, a type of blue acetate film known as PnP ("press ´n´ peel") paper, will be used. One side of this paper is shiny and the other is matte. It is the matte side that is used to transfer a pattern onto the metal. The pattern will transfer as a mirror image, so if the direction of the pattern is important or includes lettering, it may be necessary to copy the pattern to clear acetate first and flip it so that it will be reversed on the PnP paper.... (2012)
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Show me more articles from: [Art Jewelry Magazine]|[Mona Clee]
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