Chemical etching, as we know it today, was derived from the metal etching and printmaking processes of the Renaissance period in Medieval Europe. It was used to decorate cups, armor, and other metal objects. Today, the process has changed a bit, but the aesthetic beauty has endured.
Join Diane Cook in this fabulous hands-on workshop where she shares her years of etching knowledge, and the ability to achieve beautiful results, in your very own home or studio. By simply using her tried and true method of base metal etching, you will find that this fascinating process will enhance and add an unlimited amount of texture layers to your personal toolbox of knowledge and application techniques. You will find that you will quickly be able to move beyond the technique, as you begin to incorporate your beautifully finished etched metal into your works of art, whether it be jewelry, assemblages or more.
-A complete list of supplies and resources
-Step by step instructions, from the beginning of Diane’s “gorilla” etching process, to the end
-Proper preparation of the base metals prior to etching
-Diane’s method of “filling in” all the blank spaces
-Important safety guidelines to observe before, during and after etching
-Important etched metal cleanup tips
-Proper neutralization & disposal of used etchant
-A wonderful list and demonstration of various patina options, along with sealant advice
-How to make a beautiful, vintage inspired, pair of etched metal earrings
-A bonus pdf “how to” instructions file, including step out pictures, of Diane’s “Tiny Book with Lots of Heart” necklace, which was published in the Summer 2012 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry
-And, various samples of future projects using etched metal!
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Diane Cook has created art since she was 6 years old, but it wasn’t until she attended her first art retreat in Hampton, Virginia, did the artistic life she yearned for suddenly begin. That’s when she discovered dreams really do come true….as now, she is living it!
Her love for using vintage jewelry and components, especially vintage rhinestones in her designs, has become an ever constant source of inspiration. When not teaching and designing jewelry, her love for photography and mixed-media art, constantly keep her preoccupied.
Diane has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Artful Blogging, Somerset Memories, Jewelry Affaire, Marie, Jewelry the zine. You can also find her work in several books, Bead Soup by Lori Anderson, The Missing Link by Cindy Wimmer, and in a mixed media art competition book published by North Lights, called Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media. She was also a contributing artist in Kristen Robinson’s eBook, The Romance of Mixed-Media Jewelry, and was honored to be a Guest Curator for Crescendoh.com, sharing her story of how Art Saves, in May, 2010.
Diane’s Artful Gathering Workshops include, Heart Strings, Etched & Layered Cuffs, Window to My Heart, Romantic Wrapped Necklace, On a Wing Cuff, and The Art of Base Metal Etching. Available now on DVD.
Diane has joyfully been making art, designing jewelry and sharing her love for teaching full time, since retiring in 2010.