Yay Science!

Posted on juli 28, 2013

Wow! It has been quite an adventure getting all the chemicals and┬ámaterials for the etching studio. It seems not one art store has all the stuff needed for the etching process. A lot of times they don’t even know where to get things like nitric acid-proof containers or what kind of alternatives to use. We spent a full 6 hours touring the cities of Tilburg and Eindhoven and studying the chemistry of plastics and acids along the way. The best tip we got was from a friendly art store owner who told us to buy a plastic industrial preparation dish for meat because of its high density and good nitric acid resistance! Finally we managed to mcgyver all the equipment and chemicals together, felt like a proper Breaking Bad episode.

 

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