A Faux Tin Sunday Sketch

Finally, I had time to participate in Sunday Sketches again! I’ve missed it. This may not look like a sketch, but it started with one. I sketched some loose flowers onto a piece of cardboard, traced the lines with Aleene’s tacky glue, used gluestick to cover the cardboard with aluminum foil, and added details. Then a light coat of black shoe polish and a gentle rubbing. The complete tutorial, with some excellent examples done by kids, can be found at Make it a Wonderful Life. They mention that you shouldn’t use corrugated cardboard because the lines would show but I wanted to try it and that was all I had. I think I’ll try to find some smooth cardboard and make a series of 3, similar but different, to hang in my living room. ! I actually drew 2 and had planned to glue them both up at once, since they need to dry overnight, but the gluing was hard on my carpal tunnel so I just did the one.ร‚ย  There are some thin lines etched into the background with a blunt tool but you’ll have to click for the enlargement to see them. They don’t show in the small photo. I really like the look. What do you think?

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23 thoughts on “A Faux Tin Sunday Sketch

  1. Voie de Vie

    Ok – I love this! I would not have guessed aluminum foil and black shoe polish. I can’t wait to see the examples on non-corrugated cardboard – I kind of like the corrugated version.

    Your box is on it’s way out the door – thanks for your patience but, like you, I have no idea where the time goes these days.

  2. Terrie -Creative Explorer

    Love this easy sounding tin look. I like the little light lines that show up when looked at up close. What a great project….

  3. Ginny

    I really like this and I loved that you shared what you did. I think a series of three would be great.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog today. I did use pastels.

  4. Liz Powley

    Nice technique. This certainly has some possibilities that can be explored. I love your creation. I can see several panels of this working out really well. I hope your wrists let you do more.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes,

  5. stephanie

    I’m so happy to see your artwork!! Nice job! And thank you for linking back to my blog. I love telling my students that their work has inspired others to make art too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. admin Post author

      Your students really did a wonderful job with this project. Their projects are definitely inspirational! I also liked the cd weaving project.


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