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bri
02-26-2002, 12:45 AM
one of my little ones...2" x 3"

NATASHA

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Feb-2002/natasha5.JPG

i like to use the aluminum for small editions which i know will be completely etched, with no drypoint, because the mordant is easy to prepare. a year ago i started experimenting with using spray paint for aluminum aquatint type stuff. it works good.

~bri

Gisela
02-26-2002, 01:04 AM
That's beautiful!
Looks hard -- working that small!

Do you use the stannous choride for aluminum, or do you have some special sauce? ;)
I have some , but haven't tried it yet. I have to get work for a March show and a mural done, before I can play with the etching anymore. :(

Gis

sassybird
02-26-2002, 08:25 AM
I have wondered about etching aluminum also. I have always done drypoint on it. Please tell us what chemical you use to do the etching. If it is ferric, would using it with copper also compromise the strength or otherwise taint the acid?

Gisela
02-26-2002, 06:04 PM
FYI, Nik Semenoff has an article on ton-toxic etching mordant for aluminum and zinc at http://duke.usask.ca/~semenoff/ :)

Gis