Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Metal Foil Tape

As I mentioned in my last post, I am really addicted to this Metal Foil Tape that I found at the hardware store.  I finished covering the globe yesterday, added some fake rivet marks and used inks on it to distress the finish a little before I sanded and scuffed the finish.  I'm not sure where I am taking this piece next.  I have a few thoughts and plans rattling around in my brain.
The photo is not the greatest because the light from my camera bounces off of the metal finish.  You can sort of get an idea of what it looks like.  I couldn't sit still while I muddled over what to do next with this so I set it aside to conquer more objects with the tape.   I had taken apart some books for a previous project with some 4th grade students in the spring and ever the pack rat, kept the covers.  After selecting one from the pile in the basement, I took out the tape and got to work.  I taped and inked the cover before adding a string to the book to tie it closed and the inside pages made from drawing paper (9 x 12) folded in half.  I wanted to embellish the outside a bit so added some features I had purchased at the craft store in the upper right corner and a tag and lady bug created using a sizzix dye and more foil tape. Here are those photos.

My last project for the day, I was starving and had worked right through lunch, was a small Whitman's candy tin I found in the basement from many Valentine's ago.  I covered the top and then embossed the metal with overlapping shapes.  This was a very similar project to the coins I have done with 3rd grade classes.  I used sharpies to color in portions of the shapes and added texture to other areas.  I discovered that a fine line sharpie could be used for color and texture at the same time.  I don't think I'm through with my search for things to add Tin Foil Tape to.  I'll keep you posted as I keep creating!


  1. Hi Kim
    Wow! I've used the foil tape once before, but I never imagined using it like you did. The texture/patina on the globe looks amazing. I like the box - it would be a perfect project for art camp. Thanks for posting.

  2. I can't wait to see if I can get some of this and experiment! Thanks for sharing :)Elizabeth