I'm always looking for things around the house that I can use in my etching. I wanted something small that I could add to a mixed media piece I had in mind. Then, I remembered some old microscope slides leftover from my science classes. Perfect!
I found a stencil that would fit the slide and adhered it.
Then, I masked the slide around the stencil with tape. This is an important step as even a touch of the etchall® etching crème will leave an etched spot.
After masking, I applied the etchall® etching crème.
Here is the etched slide. I used Rub 'n Buff in Pewter to add some color to the etching. And, because the edges of the slide are a little rough, I decided to wrap it with some copper tape.