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April 18, 2024

Easy Metal Relief Art

Those really pretty, metal relief pictures can easily be done at home … without using metal!

What You’ll Need
Foil tape
Card stock or any surface to cover
Blunt object (bottom of paintbrush, dull pencil, etc.)

What You’ll Do

  1. Take your foil tape and cut a piece to fit the area you want to cover.
  2. Peel off the back just a little and set it in place. If you peel the backing off all the way on a big strip, the tape will coil and stick together.
  3. Once you have one end down, slowly peel off the back and press the tape down as you go. Repeat Steps 1 – 3 to have three layers of foil tape.
  4. If you used paper or an area that you covered that’s bigger than where the tape covers, cut off the excess. We used cardstock, so we cut off the rest.
  5. We then cut the strip into little squares to have individual art pads.
  6. With your blunt object, we used the end of a paintbrush, begin pressing down onto the tape to make a design.
  7. Use your imagination and draw whatever you like. Once you’re done, that’s it. No drying or anything else!


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