Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christmas Around The Corner

Art class was cancelled today, so I jumped over to the workbench to cut out two maple leaves that I am preparing to etch.  These would be difficult for a beginner as breaking the needle size saw blade is an inevitability.  I want to get several of these cut out, so that the Ferric acid bath will be contained to one day.  I don't like to have that stuff sitting around.  I am not liking the look of the silver wire on the smaller leaf....maybe I can find some smaller copper or brass wire for those.

These are made by glueing an actual leaf directly onto the metal, then sawed out using a jewelers saw.  Next they will be spray painted then etched in order to bring out the veins.

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