Thursday, June 12

Metal Tooling and Father's Day: Not For Daddy To Read!

Yesterday we attempted Mexican Metal Tooling. This is a really fun and unique project. I think children older than mine will enjoy it more and could turn out more complicated and colorful designs, but mine did help create this nice little hanging for their daddy's office.
I love the look of the added beads on these other great examples of metal tooling (here at Pepper Paints via The Crafty Crow and here at Kinderart), but we thought it was a little much given the limited display space of a cubicle. Maybe another time.
See those sites for easy-to-follow tutorials for making your own metal art.
Note: We included foil circles created by tracing around a tin can and added the foil banner at the top to customize it for Father's Day. Our subject matter includes meaningful images relating to my children and their personalities or experiences with their dad.


amy turn sharp said...

really lovely!

The Jerrolds Family said...

I love this idea! This will look great in Roy's office!

Mozi Esme said...

Very pretty!

And I love the outdoor painting you've been doing. I'll have to get in the swing of things too and do something besides chalk outside.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Megan, as is typical for you guys. I'm wondering, did you use the aluminum baking pans as described in the link, or did you use heavy-duty aluminum foil, or...??
Can't wait to get my paws on this project!

Megan said...

Hey Susie! We did use the baking pans-the cookie sheet size so we had more flat area to use for drawing and less crinkly side waste. It was sort of spur of the moment so I didn't research to find the heaviest aluminum foil. I bet your girls will like doing this!