Acid etching


a technique for engraving blown or cast glass or a metal by the use of an acidic substance; esp. the use of hydrofluoric acid to etch a pattern onto a glass or metal surface

Acid etching craft kits are now available, making the process simple and fun.
Word Origin

by 1873
Historical Examples

The plate is again put into the acid etching bath and further etched.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888 Various

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