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Different resists for electrolytic etching


#1

I am continuing to experiment with the electrolytic etching, and
getting great response from customers, especially to the ones I hand
color. I would like to try some different resists, and wondered what
others who have tried this like to use?

Thanks!

Beth Wicker
Three Cats and a Dog Design Studio
http://www.bethwicker.com


http://bethwicker.ganoksin.com/blogs/


#2

Hi Beth,

I, too, have been doing a lot of electrolytic etching, and love it! I
have been using a combo of PnP and enamel paint pens. I really like
the control I have with the paint pens, and the PnP allows me to get
the majority of the design onto the metal, and then just touch up
with the pens.

Jennie


#3

aside from PNP blue, i like rubylith pens, asphaltum, and my favorite
is orange flake shellac mixed with beeswax and a small amount of
pitch- great for deeper detailed etching in low/room temperature
baths, followed by lighter etches with PNP if the plate i am making
has a lot of shadows or details, and I’m making a plate/ master for
roll printing on metals. I tried masque pens, they were a bit messy
and only good with ferric chloride solutions. All with 6-14 volt
current from lantern batteries, or a deep cycle marine battery and a
rheostat. MAKER has great DIY plans for etching, plating, etc,
and"You Tube" has a wealth of electrolytic etching demo videos…using
various formulas, and materials. .I use a stainless steel bain marie
or steam table insert with a cathode of usually 22-24 karat, or
rhodium and I can plate too with the same set up.rer