Here’s my first attempt at etching copper using the Edinburgh etch technique, which uses ferric chloride and citric acid as the mordant , this is a much safer technique than using acid.
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I printed out the design using a laser printer and transferred it by ironing on to copper sheet, which had been cleaned first.
I need to sand, shape, patinate and polish up the high spots now.
I used liver of sulphur to patinate the piece after sanding, it looks pretty grotty at this point.
Then I sanded again bringing up the high points.
The cuff was formed on the mandrel using a nylon hammer
I hope to to add etched copper jewellery to my website soon.
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