In this tutorial, you will learn one technique to etch your own designs into copper. These designs can be printed from your laser printer onto Press-N-Peel paper, OR you can simply draw them onto the copper with a marker. I will also show you the Muriatic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide etchant mixture I use as an alternative to Ferric Chloride.
Step 1: How to Etch Copper (+ DIY Etchant Mixture)
You will need the following tools and materials:
- Copper sheet
- Heat gun
- Press-n-Peel Blue (Search eBay for "Press-n-Peel Blue")
- ** OR, if you'd rather draw the design by hand, just us a black Sharpie marker.
- Etchant (You can use Ferric Chloride, but I also show how to mix Muriatic Acid and Hydrogen Peroxide)
- Acetone OR Fine Sand paper (400 grit or higher)
- Plastic Cups
- Paper Towels
Watch the video for detailed instructions.