Put those pieces I cut out into the acid bath this afternoon. There they will sit on my back porch until the acid has cut deep enough into the metal for me to put my enamel into it. Usually takes about 4 hours. The process I’ll be using is Champleve, which basically means filling an etched or recessed area with enamel. It’s an ancient technique, but the name comes from the French.

Mika was a total sunhog today. Lookit that cute face. And then he started rolling around when I wasn’t giving him enough attention. Then, back to sunnapping.

These should be ready for enameling tomorrow! I’ll probably work on these guys and the leaves I cut out at the same time, so I can get some close to finished pieces tomorrow.