Lasting Impressions – Molds and Etching

Prerequisite:  Electroforming on Glass (or prior experience and approval of instructor.)

Class Fee $125.00

 

 


This class will meet on the following consecutive Sundays: (PST – Los Angeles time)


February 21, 2021 at 1:00-4:00 PST – Assembly and Embellishment
February 28, 2021 at 1:00-4:00 PST – The next steps
March 7, 2021 at 5:00-6:30 PST – Class follow-up Q & A

 

“Lasting Impressions” focuses on the reproduction of your electroformed creations or copying elements to use in electroformed pieces. I have used cameos, parts of action figures, previously electroformed pieces, or anything your imagination desires.  These techniques will take your work to “the next level”! Skills include making a mold to create a wax positive and then using the wax positive in a project.  In addition, students will learn to etch while electroforming.

 

Note: Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

 

          

 

 

How the classes work: 

Classes will be presented in a Zoom format.

  • Each class will have its own Facebook Classroom with videos and instruction available at any time — for as long as Facebook is willing to host the page. Lessons only on this page.
  • A Facebook Question and Answer Group Page – where we will all interact for 30 days. The page will be archived, and available to view.
  • Admission to Terry Henry’s Facebook Student Gallery Group for you to share your creation.

 

*Equipment not included.

 

Project Materials needed for the

Lasting Impressions class:

* Materials Kit for Class (optional) – $95 ( includes shipping)

Includes:

  • Silicone Putty Mold Material
  • Freeman Ruby Red Injection Wax Flakes
  • Wax Positive
  • Wax Carving Tool
  • Wax Melting pot
  • Copper Cuff
  • Special Anodes
  • New Super Glue
  • Alcohol Lamp
  • Decocolor Oil Based Pen

Additional supplies needed for this project:

  • Art Ruling Pen – Amazon search results
  • Frisket Masking Fluid
  • Quality tweezers
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Plastic matt
  • Key card or plastic square for gluing
  • X-acto knife
  • Hand tools (pliers, cutters, etc)
  • Soft Brass Brush
  • Sunshine Cloth
  • Fine point synthetic paint brush
  • Magnifying glass or readers
  • Any other gemstones you might be interested in using
  • Pending – stay tuned

Students should already have these items or the equivalent:

 

  • Distilled water or DeIonized Water
  • 1 foot of 12 gauge copper wire for S-hooks (big box hardware store)
  • Chopstick with skinny end or bamboo skewers
  • 2-3 Small containers – sushi dishes, jar lid, cottage cheese container lid…
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Funnel – dollar store

Electroforming Materials Kit

  • Rectifier (DC power unit 5 amp)
  • Conductive paint – 2oz recommended size
  • Midas Bright Copper Electroforming Solution – Item Number 335074
  • 20-22 gauge sheet copper for Anodes
  • 24 gauge copper spool for hanging project – 200′
  • 8 gauge copper wire for tank setup – 12″
  • 600 ml Beaker – three beakers
  • Copper Tweezers
  • Soft Brass Brush
  • Paint brush – Synthetic bristles
  • Micro Glass Beads
  • Copper Scrubbie

Kit available from Microtools

For participants with your own setup, check your paint to be sure it is not too thick.  It may be thinned with a bit of distilled water.

Conductive paint may be ordered online from Safer Solutions

Sheet copper and copper wire may be found at ACE hardware stores and numerous craft stores as well as ParaWire
Metal Sheets and Bare Wire.