So here I am, days later, with beautifully (I think at least) etched metal componants.
I’ve rolled the pennies. Sanded the pennies. Drawn on them. And now I have etched them.
I did not show the pictures of my gloved hands after setting them in ammonia (to neutralize the ferric chloride bath). I used baking soda to scrub with, it provided a further neutralizing action as well as a very smooth abrasive.
I believe the next step will be to patina these. Should I use some of the colored patinas I have purchased or the LOS that is in the mail to me as I type this. Well, that’s what I’m going to be thinking about for the rest of the day.
Thanks for stopping by! — Natalie