Tuesday, 22 September 2009

ETCHED METAL


I can honestly say now that I have finally etched metal. Hip hip hooray. This is something that I have wanted to do for such a long time. So with the 3 fat ladies + 1 being Glenda, coz she is to skinny to be a F/l and Barb who was visiting from the boon docks of Wagga Wagga. Boy did we get ourselves into a mess, our hands were not nice, they were really yukkie. We used some liver sulphur which stunk to high heaven, worse than that dead dog down the road. Well the liver sulphur was abandoned early because of smell and the black patina came out. This is why I think I have 2 different colours to my etched metal. Well I think that is the reason, maybe some etching expert out there can tell me some other reason. So the project is not finished, just etched, and the pieces have a purpose, I'm just not revealing it yet. There is also another piece a rather large piece that is not shown on here, that is for later on, for a project in the making. So I can say stay tuned as there will be a follow up to this update.

8 comments:

bockel24 said...

How I wish I could have been with you!

Lucy said...

Ahhhhhh, the smell of Rotorua, SORRY Kiwis, the smell of Liver of Sulphur is so distinctive, but, your etchings are great Eliza.
Hugs Lucy

Queen Of Toys said...

Thanks Lucy F/L 2 apparently it goes in order of age ROFLOL. My goodness that smell was shocking glad I don't live in Rotorua.

Marion thank you also and it would be great to have you play with us, you are always welcome.

Glenda said...

Hey girls, having been bought up in Rotorua or as the locals say Rottonrua you do get used to it.
Marion we wish you were with us too, anytime you are welcome.
Eliza, yes, we will keep the other piece secret for now......

Debbi Baker said...

Your etching results are terrific Elizabeth. Look forward to seeing what you do with them!

Aga said...

wow looks great Elizabeth, and can't wait to see what you have planned! Love the Atc's from your previous post too... sooooo cute!!!
Aga xx

Glenda said...

Hey Eliza
Love the new blog banner. Go Bevlea Go.............

Charmingdesigns said...

Your etchings are wonderful. Did you use a rubber stamp design?