After spending several weeks playing with the fine point DecoColor Paint Pen, I decided to try writing script on a piece of copper. My mother self published a book of letters written by family members at the turn of the 20th century. The book also included family memorabilia, including a newspaper article about my grandparents wedding…this was the perfect verbiage for my experiment.
I was amazed that the paint flowed from the fine point to the ‘squeaky clean copper’ without skipping. If you like instant gratification, then you may want to try the ferric chloride etching process…MUCH FASTER!!! Etching with electricity and copper sulfate takes 60 to 90 minutes…a long time when you are eager to see the results.
What will I do with this piece of etched copper…WELL…I have an idea for a focal element on a bracelet. Who knows…my sisters’ may receive bracelets to go with the earrings for their birthdays.