Acid etching is a fantastic way to add visual interest to your jewellery. This Acid Etching Course Booklet will look at the many different ways to introduce imagery and textures to sheet metal surfaces using the technique. This booklet is an ideal introduction to the subject with easy to follow, step by step instructions and images. It contains hints and tips to set up a safe way to etch at home using a variety of everyday materials.
What is Acid Etching?
In simple terms, Acid etching is the process of applying surface decoration to metals. This is acheived by applying resists to metals to protect certain areas of the surface from the etchant; the acid. This process of applying resists can promote different creative opportunities. The contents of the booklet will provide an over-view and a taster of several of these different creative processes.
What does the booklet contain?
We will look at very accessible ways to introduce imagery. Mainly using equipment and craft materials which you may already have in your craft kit and around the home. This will give you a basic knowledge to use the technique over and over again in a variety of applications. You will be able to decide which of the techniques you like the best. Or, which suits your jewellery style the best. The booklet contains 4 easy to follow techniques for creating resists, with step by step instructions and supporting images for reference.
What will I gain from the Acid Etching Course Booklet?
The booklet shows you how to try this interesting technique and to experience the versatility of this medium for jewellery making at a basic level. If it is a subject that you find interesting you will gain a basic understanding of the process. You will then be able to develop these basic skills further.