Hey Suzanne: Looks like you and I are looking for the same thing. I
recently tried etching also with ferric chloride. Not having any
decent copper on hand to etch into, I resorted to using a penny that
I had filed down to remove any raised surface.
I got a nice pattern but the relief wasn’t high enough to enable the
next process, rolling the pattern onto a silver slab (14 gauge). At
that time I was restricted to the use of equipment and had to
improvise a rolling mill. The vise didn’t cut it----even with the
use of a ‘cheater’, sufficient pressure to imprint never developed.
I would be very interested in whatever
solutions/materials/techniques come by you as a result of your
Much thanks to all,