06/11 Etch in a Bag

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Saturday, June 11, 2022
2:00 - 4:00 pm PDT

Instructor: Julia Lowther

All classes include the video recording, which you will have access to for 30 days after the class. Zoom link and instructions for joining the call will be emailed 1 day (24 hours) prior to class.

The class supply list is below and contains links to buy the supplies you need.

In this short class you will learn all the tricks to using PulsarProFX brand Toner Transfer Paper and Green TRF Foil to apply laser printer or photocopier toner-based ink to your metal as an etching resist. You can get remarkable detail with this resist technique, allowing you to include very fine lines in your designs.

You will also learn the simplest and quickest method for chemically etching copper or brass sheet with ferric chloride etchant. This method has the added advantage of using a very small amount of etchant for each etch. If you are curious about etching, and want to experiment a bit to see if you like it without investing a lot of time or money, then this class is the perfect class for you!

MG Chemicals Ferric Chloride info - including Safety Data Sheet and disposal recommendations

Article by Julia Lowther on how to dispose of jewelry “pickle” properly (the process and chemistry are basically the same for ferric chloride)

Skill Level: Beginner




Supply List for Students

The links below will take you to RioGrande.com or other suppliers. To see prices for precious metal items, you need a free Rio Grande account. Registered Little Metal Foxes students can access the Rio for Schools program for significant savings (discounts and flat-rate shipping). This site may contain Amazon and other affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link, at no cost to you, we may receive a small commission on qualifying purchases.

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