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Masking solution for silver etching


#1

Hi it’s me again lol

Please is there another substance less nasty than asphaltum for
making silver for etching?

I was one of the few artists trianed on stone lithograph printing
press. Could Gum Arabic(usa name) or Guar Gum(rest of the world) be
used to mask on the silver?

We used it and printmaking and stone litho uses Nitric and
Hydrochloric acids so I was just wondering as I have a pound of the
stuff in powdered form. :slight_smile:

Thanks!
Teri
An American Cameo Artist
www.cameoartist.com


#2

Hi Teri,

Could Gum Arabic (usa name) or Guar Gum (rest of the world) be used
to mask on the silver? We used it and printmaking and stone litho
uses Nitric and Hydrochloric acids so I was just wondering as I
have a pound of the stuff in powdered form 

Why don’t you set up a little experiment with some scrap silver &
try it?

Sometimes the easiest way to get the answer is ‘Just do it’.

Dave