Category Archives: idle angels

Angels arrive in the temporal world

The Vigilante, etched brass sheet, brass wire. 5.25″ x 3″, 2012

The Insomniac, etched brass sheet, brass wire. 3″ x 5.25″, 2012

The Aeronaut, etched brass sheet, brass wire. 5″ x 3.25″, 2012

The Voyeur, etched brass sheet, brass wire. 4″ x 4″, 2010


Just about ready now to compile some completed angels with their respective packaging. Here are the stamps I got today from the good people at Capitol Rubber Stamps.

How I spent my summer vacation

I’ve long wanted to do more “how to” videos. It just so happens that many of the things I know “how to” do are really weird and likely useful to no one but me. Nonetheless, the video was almost as much fun to make as the brass wire rope.

Best of all, check out my super-sophisticated iPhone camera mount. A steady-cam it’s not.

At the angel spa

Hanging out by the cupric chloride jacuzzi after an indulgent 20 minute etch.

A lacquer thinner rub down for toner exfoliation.

Relaxing with friends.

A quick dip in phosphoric acid for a really dark tan.

One angel and a big mess

The Vigilante: Patina and wax applied. Lacking only suspension wire.

The state of my studio on July 25, 2012

Perfect toner transfer

Never in my years of working with Press-n-Peel Blue have I ever had such a perfect transfer (both front and back). And this was my first try using new methods and equipment. I’ll be posting my notes with additional images later on.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to imbibe a rather large glass of my Father’s Day port.

Idle Angels

I have finished the final designs on what happens to be the half way point of my “365” post challenge. I’m looking forward to giving my creativity a rest and getting into the flow of making these silly little things.