Etched & Painted Brass

Etched & Painted Brass

Hooo!!! New design… I’m very excited with how this turned out. I drew the design by hand onto the brass, etched it, and then painted the etched portions with black acrylic paint. It’s got a really interesting stamped and weathered look. So many different possibilities for etching… 😀

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2 thoughts on “Etched & Painted Brass

  1. Thank you! It’s actually relatively simple to do–you just have to get some brass pieces (there are many shapes to choose from), a bottle of ferric chloride (you can get a bottle for $15 from RadioShack, it’s called PCB Etchant Solution), and a Sharpie.

    Draw any design you like. I followed the directions here: http://lulubugjewelry.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-etch-with-ferric-chloride.html It’ll take a bit to get the hang of it, but I’m sure you can do some fantastic ones! A great rainy day project. 🙂

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