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Etching Obsidian

Janet - I’d try using something like beeswax and cold sodium
bisulfate pickle. Or even some oily substance. it was an accident,
etching the malachite - a helper dumped some finished pieces set with
malachite beads in the pickle. total loss. easier to remake than to
repair.

Judy Hoch
Master Mistake Maker

I'd try using something like beeswax and cold sodium bisulfate
pickle. Or even some oily substance. it was an accident, etching
the malachite - a helper dumped some finished pieces set with
malachite beads in the pickle. total loss. easier to remake than to
repair. 

Ouch! That must have been a shock. But I guess we learn most from
our most horrendous mistakes! I still quite like the idea of an
etched design on a nice, large and shiny cab, though. I might have
to try it some time. on purpose - lol

Janet

Janet - the etching that I’ve seen recently wasn’t really etching, rather sand blasting - or garnet sand…The mask was simple sticky shelf paper.