A durable film that acts as a mask or resist when etching or anodizing metal. Comes with general directions for transferring an image.
Required equipment: laser printer or copy machine that uses toner (ink-jet printers not recommended), and a household (or other) iron or heat press. A certain amount of experimenting may be required depending on image size and gauge and the size of the metal so we have packages of 5 sheets.
5 sheets (8 1/2" X 11")
$20.00 / 5 sheets
Metal Etching Tank
Easily etch your own base metal (brass,
nickel) in this etching tank made for ferric chloride (available at most
Fry's Electronics, Radio Shack and well-stocked computer stores). It has a
pump and 2 tubes to aerate the etchant for fast, reliable results, a back
flow check valve and an
on/off switch for easy use. Comes complete and ready to use. Approximate Capacity 4 gallons (uses about
3 gallons of etchant). Dimensions:
Our large etching tank is
automatically sent by UPS ground if it works out to be cheaper for you. We
will audit the charges when we ship.
Smaller Size Etching Tank
'Metal Etching: How-To and Idea Booklet'
Etching metal (copper, brass, nickel) has never been this easy! Our Metal Etching How-To and Idea Booklet covers how to prepare, etch and finish metals and has lots of creative ideas for further experimenting.
Metal Etching How-To and
Idea Booklet In your words:
Acetate (8-1/2" X 5-1/2")
In your words:
Acetate (8-1/2" X 5-1/2")
|Copper Switch Plates|
Copper Switch Plate
Raw copper switch plates (no lacquer on them). Etch them, patinate them, oxidize them, stamp them with StazOn ink, decoupage them with pictures or you could rivet metal word-tags or shapes to them. Copper screws included.
Single Switch Plate
I etched this copper switch plate and now it
graces my guest bathroom. The whole project took about 2 hours (actual
prep time: about 10 minutes).
Copper 2-Switch Plate
|Copper 4-Switch Plate
These hard to find, raw copper 4-switch plates will look great wherever you put them, and in whatever style you decorate them. Copper screws included.
|Copper Outlet Cover
Raw copper outlet cover (no lacquer to remove). Etch, oxidize, stamp or decoupage them. Copper screws included.
Raw copper switch plate is perfect for your GFCI or rocker switches. Screws included.
GFCI Cover $12.00 each
|Tom Koehl patinated this
outlet cover with a Torch. It's a quick way to make copper show off its
Protect this patina with either a lacquer spray or with wax. Find out more about patinas and sealers in Christine Cox's booklet "Coloring Base Metals: A Practical Guide"
|We also sell copper, brass
and nickel stock for your fabrication and etching needs.
StazOn Inkpad and Refill
This is the BEST ink for using as a resist for etching metal. It is solvent-based so it acts as a durable resist that stands up to the agitation and long etching times that give the deepest and best looking results. Every pad is accompanied by a refill bottle of ink. Stamp on metal and other porous and non-porous surfaces (shrink plastic, wood, leather, coated paper, glass, ceramic, laminated paper, plastic (not recommended for fabric) Black only. Clean stamps with Ranger Solvent Stamp Cleaner for best results.
$14.50 Inkpad and Refill
This is the BEST solvent stamp cleaner we've found! It's great for removing solvent stamping inks (StazOn springs to mind) but it's also great for removing Sharpie marker from metal and so many other tasks that other stamp cleaners just can't do. Christine uses this a lot here at the Volcano Arts Studio.