2019 April 27,28 Saturday, Sunday Etching Metals for Dimension and Depth with Bette Barnett
2019 April 27,28, Saturday, Sunday, Etching Metals for Dimension and Depth with Bette Barnett
All workshops are in Long Beach,CA
Add dimension and visual excitement to your work by learning galvanic etching. In this class, you’ll learn to use etching to create lovely tactile patterns on both sterling silver and steel. We’ll cover the different resists used to create patterns and you’ll have time for hands-on experimentation using an oil paint pen to draw your original etched design and transferring existing designs using laser printed patterns.
We’ll examine etching solutions and provide clear instructions on setting up a power source to generate the electrical current necessary for galvanic acid-free etching to occur. During the class, you’ll have the opportunity to create at least two pieces of etched jewelry as well as etched components to use in further work.
You’ll also learn how to create a textured steel plate that can be used in a rolling mill to create multiple pieces with the same texture. At the end of the class, you’ll have at least one rolling mill plate that you can take with you to use in your own studio.
Kit will contain: ($30 included in the price)
an oil paint pen,
PCB toner transfer paper (two sheets),
8"x3" piece of 18g steel for use in making the roller pattern plate,
6"x12" 20g steel for making etched jewelry pieces.
Students will be asked to bring sheet sterling in the gauge of their choice to make etched pieces.
To register contact me athttps://dianeweimer.com/