Sunday, July 20, 2008

Come up to my place and see my etchings?

Come up to my place and see my etchings?

Well as the title says come up to my place and see my etchings, naughty aren’t I.
I did a course last year in Melbourne learning Metal etching it is something I have always wanted to do. After the class I thought I love it but all these light boxes and photo paper, it was all so expensive.
Early this year remember I was raving over Stephanie Lee’s new book “Semiprecious salvage” well I still am, in the book it teaches you how to etch using stazon ink pad and Enchant solution.
Well I’m hooked here are the first samples I did, the top one is just plain brass but it shows what I started with.
Next is the booklet necklace I have just finished with a old tin Photo on it, it is made out of Nickel sheeting and I used Collection's border stamps for the pattern on the metal.
Warning it is addictive,and dangerous as your using chemicals so be very careful
Bye for now
Jen
Booklet necklace has a back and front covers etched with old antique paper inside.

32 comments:

Linda Lynch said...

Yes, you are very very NAUGHTY! No surprise, you wild woman....... I love your etchings. I guess I need to go to Radio Shack when I get home and catch up using my Stephanie Lee book! The tablet with the etching cover with the small tin type is great. Can't wait to see more. I am so glad you got "your groove on!"

Kathy said...

Jen your etchings are definitely worth looking at..LOL they turned out great. Very impressive.

Sarah said...

Jen love your etchings..LOL very inspiring.Thanks fro sharing

Jo Wholohan said...

wow jen, these are fantastic!! what an addictive tecnique it is hey, havent done anything with mine yet :))

Soooo cant wait for Stephanies class, will be amazing!!

Cecile Nichols said...

Jen, I really like your etched pieces and especially the little book! I've done a little of the etching, but you make me want to do more!! And Stephanie's book is really fantastic and full of inspiration!

Thanks for sharing!

Cecile

Sarah said...

Beautiful etchings Jen, I love what you did with the little book.. You brillant woman...

Teresa said...

I just love the little book necklace - good for writing all your details in when you get old and dottier!

Healing Expressions said...

HI Jen..Thanks so much for the sweet encouragement on my blog! Your work alwasy leaves me ooohhing and aahhing! I had to smile at the pic of you at Micheals Craft Store. I should own stock in that sotre for all of my dollars that I have handed them over the years!
Creative Blessings!
Lani

Viola said...

Love your etchings and the booklet, Jen! Gorgeous work as always! :o)

Jamie Noel said...

Hi Jen!
I know nothing about metal etching, but I'm fascinated. How do you stamp into metal? I'll have to look it up and educate myself a bit. I'll just have to live vicariously through your etchings, because Lord knows the last thing I need is a new hobby! I love the little book. I am actually working on a little book necklace in my line as well. I love how two artists can have the same concept, but come at it from such extremely different styles. Yours looks so beautiful and old and antique. Mine is an Italian circus theme, so it is bright and colorful.(Speaking of circus, I finished my train boxcars, they are posted in my shop.) Does your work reflect your personality? Are you calming and classy and peaceful like your art? (Mine certainly does. I am loud and messy and I love to laugh more than anything.) My poor family...
jamie

Carrie said...

well worth your efforts Jen - that booklet is great and I love teh different textures and colours to the top pieces - it is very addictive.

Gaye Todd said...

Wow Jen looks fantastic! You are constantly an inspiration to me!

Gaye

Gail said...

I love the little book Jen, your work is truly amazing, I can feel another class coming on, you just need to name the time and I know the place.

Julie van Oosten said...

Great stuff Crozza, I still have truck loads of those metal tags and plates, I will surely bring them to Melbourne Paperific in Oct. Try covering the entire plate/tag with stazon then scratch with a sharp object (awl will do) and then the acid will eat into the scratched area, clean off stazon and voila an etched area!! WOA! thanks for sharing your cool bits baby!!! LOL!

Susan Tuttle said...

ahhh -- gorgeous etchings -- I will have to get my hands on this book. Beautiful work -- as always!

Hugs,
Susan

Linda Cain said...

Jen,
I'm drooling!!! WAY COOL, girl! Wish my groove would come back...still waiting. I did get that great book, but have not tried anything yet...need the chemical stuff to get started!
Keep up the great work!
Linda Cain

inventivesoul said...

Jenny, did you know that the 12345, star and "checkers" are etched on the metal bezel from the brooch swap?
:o)

Cool etchings!
Keep having FUN!!!

Amber Dawn

Inka said...

Oh my gosh I would love to learn how to do this …. I will have to get that book! Thanks for sharing this!

Kim Logan said...

excellent....!!!..Keith Lobue does a class on this too, i did it last year at Art & Soul, its a lovely technique once you have your head around it..!!
Glad you enjoyed your US trip, sounds like it was a hoot..!!
Kim
x

Night Owl Designs said...

Hi Jen, Your necklace is stunning! Love the antique photograph :-)

Mimmers49 said...

These are so neat!! Definately a must for a grungy or heritage/antiqued feel. Thanks for sharing!

Julie H said...

Oooh Jen, these are fantastic. I have the book too but got a bit confused witht he American names for chemicals. Now I will persist!

Audrey said...

Bowchiccawowwow,,,
I love your work Jen. Go check out my blog I left you something there.
Sending love your way ..xx

Gaby Bee said...

This necklace is absolutely stunning and your etchings are just gorgeous!
Jen, your art work is brillant as always!

Sam Marshall said...

These are fantastic! XXXX

Dawnie said...

Show us your etchings...(insert crewed laughter here)and hope there will be a 'private' showing in March, he-he.
Cool stuff miss crozza.
hugs
me xxx
prawn face

Ro Bruhn said...

Count me in I'm coming to see your etchings. I'm waiting for you to come and see my drawers. Great work Jen

Judy said...

Wow, great job there lovey. I want my baby, now!

Fanciful Expressions said...

Great etchings!Isn't it fun? I also etch and think that I look like some kind of mad scientist with gloves,goggles,mask,apron because I'm convinced that the stuff is going to splash all over the place. It doesn't~~~but you never know.

I've given you an award today,which is why I came to comment in the first place. Stop by my blog to see what it is :)

Carolyn Mallin

robin dudley-howes said...

Hi Jen
Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I love the etchings...haven't done it myself...chemicals scare me!

Robin

Sandra Evertson said...

Very cool!
Sandra Evertson

julie Haymaker thompson said...

These are gorgeous, Inspiores me to etch>