During our smith time in her studio (which I've come to love btw) we tested out her etching materials. (both of us have experience with this in class, doing it at a home studio seemed more daunting)
All I can say is it's wonderful, it works, and V for ventilation!!!
My best tip
Do not use a new iron with auto shut off, nor have it on steam setting. An older iron is your best bet. Upside down in the vise!
Here's Jodi doing it right...almost, we discovered (yet again Nick was right) the paper towel underneath simply added air and kept direct heat from the silver and once removed it took well)
This is me outside, I went first, used the newer iron, and held used it in the vise, the smart iron turned itself off (tsk tsk it was upside down in a vise!) My blue paper didn't stick as well, but I got some really cool design anyway (repetitive design works well for mistakes)
So, I'm just waiting for the stuff to eat away the silver (I probably should have better shoes on for this)
One of my favorite window treatments in her studio
(of course these are hand made by artists from Etsy)
Isn't Jodi, so...scientific?
Jodi is working hard at her bench
Hoping to show pics of my piece soon. I've also got some other goodies recently made. Thank you sweet souls for purchasing my latest pieces! :-)
Jodi's piece (from our day of etching) turned out perfect, and if she gets it up on her blog I'll link over to it for you.
Hubby and I are going to hang with some friends who just came back from spending 2 weeks in Spain and France~ we're looking forward to hearing the stories. These folks are well traveled. Their teen son got an education on the beaches of Spain, so we hear (*cough*) I'm sure he had questions, and/or was a bit mystified/mortified. It's wonderful to experience the cultures in this amazing world. Can't wait to hear about the foods, and wines....I'm not a cheese person, but I'll hear about the cheeses too!