At last, I’m done with my project about white vine on steel. I can now take some rest.
And to rest, what could be better than a chair ?
Good thing, I’ve got a new one 😉
At last, I’ve finished the vine pattern on my steel plate !
I could then etch it, one hour and 60W in salted water.
A short blowtorch passage to burn the paint and reveal the etching and here we are :
Still have to sand the plate a little bit to remove the paint remnants but I already find it quite nice. I hope I’ll be able to keep the blue shade of the etched parts.
I transferred the white vine pattern on a plate of steel (which was a closet shelf in a previous life).
And now I’m scratching the paint to reveal the metal underneath.
As you can see, I use a hightech tool to do that, a sharpened nail with a wood handle.
Winter is coming. I know spring has just begun but, winter is coming.
I consequently decided to get myself to knitting. As I just can’t cope with needles and wool, I opted for steel and copper so as to make myslef a scarf for winter (cos it’s coming !!).
I recently “met” Marie Fredriksson on facebook and she made me think about electro etching. I decided to give it a try as the mandatory materials are quite easy to find at least for a few tests.
So here is my first try on steel, made with a basic 9V battery.
As promised, here are more pics of my latest work on steel. It’s a text by Pascal Quignard.
For the first time, I didn’t use varnish for the calligraphy but regular tar.