What is brass photo etching?

I burn an image into a brass plate using ferric chloride acid. It’s the same stuff used to etch circuit boards. HOW DO I DO IT?! Well, I’m afraid it’s a trade secret… But I can say all of the supplies can be bought at RadioShack! I’m sure if you wanted to do it hard enough you could figure it out… I did.

Dan, a musician

Brass Photo Etching Sample

Look at his arm, I have no control over where the mistakes happen. I actually feel it’s what gives the brass etching it’s charm. If you are looking for a perfect art, this is not for you.

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