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DIY Room Decoration Faux Tin Tile So Cute!!

posted in DIY & Crafts
11/08/2013
  • What you need:
2 disposable cookie sheets from the dollar store

A knitting needle

A paintbrush

Metallic acrylic paints

Spray primer

A cork bulletin board

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    What you need:
    2 disposable cookie sheets from the dollar store

    A knitting needle

    A paintbrush

    Metallic acrylic paints

    Spray primer

    A cork bulletin board

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  • Begin by measuring out and cutting (3 ea.) 7″ squares from each cookie sheet. Use a ruler to measure them and mark the cookie sheet by pressing a knitting needle along the ruler, then simply cut them out with scissors. Then take the ruler and score 1/4″ from all four sides of your square using the

  • Knitting needle

  • Use the scissors to clip a notch in each corner.  Then fold the metal over carefully along your scored seam.  This will create a smooth finished edge for each tile.
    Use the scissors to clip a notch in each corner. Then fold the metal over carefully along your scored seam. This will create a smooth finished edge for each tile.
  • then draw out some patterns on paper.  Laying the metal tile on top of a folded towel, You can use a knitting needle to press the design into the metal.
    then draw out some patterns on paper. Laying the metal tile on top of a folded towel, You can use a knitting needle to press the design into the metal.
  • Here the metal tile is shown with the pattern scored into it. Keeping the tile on the folded towel, then use the end of a paintbrush handle to gently rub indentations into the metal where you want them.

  • The more you rub, the deeper they can be, just be careful not to use a ton of force as the aluminum is very thin metal.

  • Once the piece is indented to your satisfaction, it is time to paint it.  You could certainly leave it unpainted at this stage, but I’m all about color.  First lightly spray each piece with a layer of primer.  Once that was dry, Begin by painting the indented areas using metallic acrylic paint
    Once the piece is indented to your satisfaction, it is time to paint it. You could certainly leave it unpainted at this stage, but I’m all about color. First lightly spray each piece with a layer of primer. Once that was dry, Begin by painting the indented areas using metallic acrylic paint
  • Once all the indentions were painted, you can add a base color to the raised areas.  then add details by watering down some metallic acrylic black paint and adding it to lines and edges of the indentations, giving it an antiqued look.
    Once all the indentions were painted, you can add a base color to the raised areas. then add details by watering down some metallic acrylic black paint and adding it to lines and edges of the indentations, giving it an antiqued look.
  • Place them next to each other on the cork board in the way you think they would look nice
    Place them next to each other on the cork board in the way you think they would look nice
  • And now you have a nice decoration for your wall!
    And now you have a nice decoration for your wall!
  • Here's another example of different coloring!
    Here's another example of different coloring!
  • Please don't forget to like!  :)
    Please don't forget to like! :)

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