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Applying PnP to non-flat surfaces


#1

My husband and I have been playing with electrolytic salt water
etching. What fun! We’ve gotten some great results on our practice
pieces (flat brass sheet and empty Altoids tins). Now I’d like to try
to etch something on the outside of a small brass cylinder approx.
40mm tall by 20mm in diameter.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to apply P-n-P blue to
curved surfaces? I don’t want to waste any of the P-n-P with
experimentation if I can avoid it; the stuff is expensive.

Does it have to be applied with direct pressure, or will heat (from
a butane wax polisher) and burnishing by hand between shots of hot
air be enough to transfer the design?

Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.fgemz.com


#2
Does it have to be applied with direct pressure, or will heat
(from a butane wax polisher) and burnishing by hand between shots
of hot air be enough to transfer the design? 

The temperature is pretty important. You want the setting on your
iron to be exactly the right temp.

Why not buy one of those mini irons used by quilters – that would
give you more ability to iron around your cylinder.

Elaine
http://www.CreativeTextureTools.com


#3

I had a clever student this spring who clamped the iron in the vise
and then put down the metal with the PnP paper on the top. He then
burnished and could easily tell when it adhered.

marilyn