Love the look of etched metal, but not crazy about the chemicals?
Tracy Stanley showed us how to use texturing plates to achieve an etched metal look without the chemicals! She simply taped the metal blank and texture plate down to her bench block and hammered away to impress the texture onto the metal. Pure genius! For mine, I used Vintaj altered blanks and sanded the surface to bring out the texture. Tracy showed examples using copper and then antiqued them in liver of sulfur. At first I thought her examples were etched metal, they were fantastic!
Brass texture plates are generally used for PMC and can be found at places like PMC123.
Tracy is a fun and fearless teacher that encourages experimentation and creativity in her classes. If you have the chance I highly recommended signing up for one of her upcoming classes at Bead & Button!