Here's a few more pieces of copper and brass that I etched to see what would happen.
A handful of brass and one copper washer.
I cleaned the tops, not the bottoms of the brass.
I added one large piece of copper. Why?
Not sure. I was hoping it would "spread" a little
of it's color to the brass.
|I added new goo!|
You can see here that I didn't really care
about how they laid.
|A few seconds later the fluid is darker.|
Maybe 2 minutes later it's like looking through
dirty car oil.
|Fresh out of the "pot", rinsed and cleaned off.|
Love this one. You can see where the washer was.
Yes, I marked both sides of the washer.
|PRETTY! fun too!|
|YES! Brass gun shells, bullet casings.|
These are brass, yet, they have copper coloring on them.
I'm not sure why. But, I really like it.
|OOPS! I think they were in the etching fluid too long.|
I just found a big picnic basket full of leather belts. I think I need to rivet a few of these to some of that leather and make a few cuffs! FUN!!!!
Next? I'm going to try bending some copper wire into a squiggly line and mount it to some brass banding. I'm hoping the color of the copper transfers onto the brass. Cross your fingers! Please!