Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Snowflake Ornaments

I love when my two worlds meet somewhere in the middle! 

This is an ornament that I created last week using a snowflake rubber stamp that I carved.  The metal is stamped and the ink acts as a resist, it's then set in an acid bath until the metal is 'eaten' away.  After it's washed, the image is antiqued with a blackening solution.  Then, ta-da! It's an etched metal ornament.

I'm not a fan of chemicals, but it's an easy enough process and I love the results.  Now to make those snowflake rubber stamps do double duty and create some gift cards!  Oh how I love printmaking!

You can find these ornaments and all sorts of beady goodness in my Etsy shop.

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