Hi everyone. In my ongoing quest for the kind of resist I can use to
create many detailed designs quickly, one of my fellow jewelers
suggested using wax. I figured I would tap into this community’s
knowledge before I make myself crazy. Does anyone use wax as a
resist when working with silver doing etching in ferric nitrate?
What I am finding is that the nitrate eats all of my paint pens and
causes serious pitting. I am tired of ruining perfectly good pieces
of silver, and while I wait for my nail polish pen to arrive for my
next test, I thought I should ask if anyone uses wax or any other
unconventional resist to work their deigns in silver.
Thanks in advance for your help!