Methods Gallery: Acid Etching

Acid Etching is different for copper, brass, nickel, aluminum & pewter than it is for silver.  Both processes are relatively simple, but require working with chemical, specific timing and complete obliteration of a piece if any step at all is not done correctly.  This can be hard to gauge.  Experience has been my greatest teacher.  More information will follow, but this gallery of photos shows pieces who have been acid etched.  It's a neat way to achieve almost any image/logo - hand-drawn or printed - though 99% of my work is hand-drawn with an acid resist OR intaglio, meaning the whole piece is covered with a resist and the image is somehow scratched out or removed.