Monday, 8 December 2008

Images for Etching

I'm excited as I am expecting to get my hands on the "green" etching kit that Sherri and her husband Dan developed really soon. But I have been thinking about what images to use. I'm happy to draw some simple patterns directly onto the copper with a Sharpie but what about more complex patterns? What will work well? I dont have the answer yet - I need to experiment - but in my flicking through Flickr (get it :D) I found a link to the entire works of Kunst-Formen der Natur, by Ernst Haeckel, 1898. This book is in the public domain and features incredible illustrations. Even if they turn out not to be ideal for using in copper etching they are sure to inspire!

2 comments:

Dora Schubert said...

Emma, I have this book and it's so captivating. Another great source of inspiration for lampworking as well.

The Little Bead Shop Studio Blog said...

Hi Dora!! Its great having access to it online but not the same I bet as having a hard copy - My etching kit arrives soon - I think I'll get myself the book! Wonder if I'll be lucky enough for it to inspire some beading for me too :D