I for one, really like the way brass looks with a rich background of mahogany or dark oak. I also love engraved brasswork.
This morning as I drank my morning six-pack of diet coke, I was checking my regulars and came across a link to a person who does steampunk stuff and had a procedure to do brass etchings of anything you can photocopy. It’s relatively simple, and can be done with materials you can get at the borgs.
Below is the photocopy “negative” (left) used to create the etched image:
For those that aren’t familiar with steampunk, it is a psuedo-victorian style based on a culture that uses steam, rather than electricity, to do everything. And, here’s the cool part, steampunk uses plenty of wood and brass!
So enough of my rambling. Cruise on over to Jake von Slatt’s Steampunk Workshop and check out the etching process. Take look at some of the other projects, too!
-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.