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Photo sensitive copper and silver


#1

Was: Blogs by jewelers?

Shane; Not to change the subject but I suppose I can blame it on
reading your blog. Where does one acquire photo sensitive copper and
silver I used to do a lot of etching with the old asphaltum (pain in
the butt) method. You method intrigues me. Where can one find more
about this technique?

Dave Owen


#2

David…you asked where one can acquire photo sensitive copper and
silver to be used for photo-etching??

I use a light sensitive film that I adhere to the copper or silver.
I expose the film through a transparency of the desired image. I etch
the silver in nitric acid and the copper in ferric chloride. There
is a more extensive technique statement on my blog. Just scroll down
to nearly the bottom of the page and it is under TECHNIQUE. I’m happy
to answer any specific questions…

Shane


#3
I etch the silver in nitric acid and the copper in ferric
chloride. There is a more extensive technique statement on my
blog. 

Shane-- I enjoyed your blog and your work very much. Your work
resonates with me (I use fishes, too-- very drawn to them)
especially the wishes on the fishes. Maybe we all have those wishes,
or very similar ones. Also the piece about patience.

Thanks for posting.
Noel


#4

You can get ImagOn photo sensitive film through Graphic Chemical.
Their web site is graphicchemical.com go to the button at the bottom
of the web page that says “Request a Catalog” and it will take you
to an online catalog list. Click onto the one for “Intaglio” and a
separate window will spring up with the PDF file of the catalog. The
product you are looking for is on page 10 of the PDF file (page 13 of
the printed pages).

If you need further help, you can email Dean and he will answer all
of your questions.