Sunday, June 29, 2014

varnish & etching done

I have finished (at last !) to remove the varnish from my metal plate so as the white (well black for the moment) vine to show up.

As the next step was the etching, I put the plate in the acid bath immediately.
Unfortunately, it remained too long in the acid and the result, even if interesting, is not what I expected it to be.

We'll see whether the next step will improve it or not :-)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

S like Stele

The weather is much too beautiful to stay in the workshop trying to do some calligraphy. So I try to get some fun outside.

A small initial S, in the gothic style, first engraved on slate and then filled with rust.
It has to remain some days in the garden for the rust to look similar on the whole letter but it already looks good or so think I ?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

still in progress

Some days ago, I showed you a draft of a white vine. It is now transfered to a metal plate, still a lot of work to do but there is some progress.

Monday, June 16, 2014

ABC etc

Last weekend, unusually, I had some time to work. But the sky was as blue as an orang utan so I decided to go to the beach, even if the water was so cold that I soon looked as an orang utan. Anyway, I manage to produce some little things, the beginning of an alphabet of brooches and, as I really love books, a nother brooch for my personnal use...

The initials are inspired by the Art Nouveau with a puzzle look which comes from the gothic period, and I like them. Not to mention my SERIAL READER brooch that I love !

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

electro etching

I recently "met" Marie Fredriksson on facebook and she made me think about electro etching. I decided to give it a try as the mandatory materials are quite easy to find at least for a few tests.
So here is my first try on steel, made with a basic 9V battery.

I will have to find another varnish and to buy a power supply with a stronger amperage if I want to achieve a deeper etching but it looks promising, doesn't it ?

Monday, June 9, 2014


While waiting for something better, here is a draft of my latest work.

I love to draw vine, it's relaxing