No, you can't draw your own designs. You need to use a laser printer. What you can do is draw your design then use a photocopier to transfer it onto the PnP
Thanks for the comments. Some great tips and insight. Good to know it would work on aluminium. I'm finding that basically anything that can prevent the Ferric Chloride from contacting the metal will work as a mask.Have a great day!
I use the q-tip when I'm just doing stencils or detail etching. I do dips when I'm etching the whole blade. I repeat until I've obtained the desired etch. It depends on the steel I'm etching. I would say 5 to 10 times.
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Thanks for the question. I do a light sanding to remove some of the oxidation where the acid has eaten away at the metal. I have used it for food but sometime it's leaves a... Metallic taste on the food. You have better luck with an electro etch.
Thank you. It's been quite the process and I continue to try and refine it. Happy you enjoyed it!
The press-n-peel can be a frustrating product to use. It is very... temperamental when it comes to heat and the metal you're applying it to. how thick is the blade. The idea of the heat is to heat the metal so the stencil sticks to the metal. Not to melt the stencil to the blade. Well, now that you've sanded the blade... You can experiment with some stonewashing or different grit sanding. best of luck!