Our friends at Bricault Design have asked us to create some copper light fixtures.
This is their design:
This is some rough copper tubing:
We covered one of them with Puretch, a photo emulsion film. Here is our rotating exposure unit:
And here is the tubing after we developed it:
Sometimes vases hold flowers. At New Leaf they hold ferric chloride. This is our etching bath:
After 30 minutes of etching:
Touch ups here and there:
It took a while, but finally the design etched right through.
It’s a really cool effect with the light shing through. Next we’ll try to streamline the process. Stay tuned for Copper Light Fixtures Part II: adventures in electro-etching.