Drink Can Tinwork. Tinwork Embossed tinwork is sometimes used to decorate rustic style photo or mirror frames, or just to make decorative items such as Christmas tree decorations.
The metal used is usually thicker (tinplate) and is normally worked with hammered tools - I wanted to try to get a similar effect, but with a bit less effort. The Most Popular ArticleOn Atomic Shrimp No, really! I created this page towards the end of October 2008. More Metalwork If this project interested you, you might also like Lost Wax Casting Safety This project makes use of very thin sheet metal that is likely to have sharp, jagged edges and is prone to springing back. Great care should be taken to avoid injury. This project probably isn't suitable for children - and certainly not without supervision. Updated Autumn 2010 - now with Video Goodness! Soft drink cans are easily recyclable as scrap metal, but I fancied trying something a little more direct - a simplified form of tinwork. Materials Finished And Better... And Better Still. Lumina Clay Leaves at Camille Young.
I’ve been getting a lot of use out of these surprisingly realistic leaves, so I thought I’d share my process.
I begin by mixing some acrylic paint into a little Lumina clay. I’ve been going for realism lately, but any color works well. I then roll the clay through a pasta machine at thickness setting 4-5. If you’re going to be using a leaf with thick veins, you’ll want to use setting 3-4. Lightly press a leaf into the clay just to make it stick. Roll the lumina (with the leaf this time) through the pasta machine a second time on the same setting you used previously.
Carefully peel the leaf from the clay. Cut it out with an x-acto blade. Pinch the leaf to give it a little dimension and let it dry thoroughly. Coat the leaf with a light layer of acrylic paint if you’d like to highlight the veins. Before the paint dries, wipe away the excess with a moist paper towel. Add a coat of matte Mod Podge for a nice finish, and you’re done! Make an Alien Abduction Lamp. This is an entry in the Living With Lindsay Five Dollar Challenge!
The challenge was to make a home decor item for $5 or less. My project is inspired by Lasse Klein's conceptual Alien Abduction Lamp. The lamps are still being developed and are not available for sale yet.* (update 2010: oh yes, the lamp is now available). I thought it would be fun to make one for my own personal use out of materials I found at the dollar store. When I was shopping for materials, I couldn't find any toy cows (a cow has to be the one being messed with by the aliens, right?) That had a cow in it at Target's dollar spot, so I had to get it to make the lamp perfect!
Project Materials: Large-lipped bowl, $1Smaller bowl, $.25 (mine was marked down)Acrylic drinking glass, $1Touch light, $1Package of farm animals, $13 Aliens I happened to find in the coin-op machines on the way out, $.75 Total cost: $5 You will also need, from on hand: To make: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Wheat Paste Recipe - How to Make and Use Wheat Paste Video. For a natural alternative to wallpaper or poster glue, consider using wheat paste.
This clear, permanent adhesive is used by artists and decorators and is simple to make.See Transcript Hi, Lea Elleseff here and today on About.com I'm going to teach you how to make wheat paste, a clear and permanent adhesive. This concoction is used by street artist, crafts people, and home decorators as a natural alternative to wallpaper and poster glue. Wheat Paste Ingredients Here's what we'll need:4 tablespoons flour1/2 cup cold water1 cup hot water1 tablespoon sugara brushan imagesurface material (to paste onto) Combine the Flour and Cold Water First I'm going to cover the flour with cold water and mix them together, adding just enough water that the substance becomes pourable.
Now you want to mix them together really well so there are almost no lumps left. Add Hot Water to the Wheat Paste Mixture Now I'm going to turn on the heat and keep stirring, letting the mixture come to a boil. Use the Wheat Paste. A knit and crochet community.