Projects so far

Saturday, 19 February 2011

7th Project completed - an Art Nouveau style frame

I thought I would try something completely different this week, no sewing involved this time! So what did I make with my foil trays?

An Art Nouveau style frame!

Materials needed

  • Old rectangular photo frame
  • 2 x Tin foil trays
  • Bondaweb
  • Embossing tool or blunt pencil / pen
  • A bathroom towel


1. The first thing to do is to flatten out your foil trays. Place them on a bathroom towel and using a spoon, iron out the wrinkles as best you can. You will probably have to cut the corners to get them to lay really flat

2. You now need to stick the two sheets together with a piece of bondaweb following the bondaweb instructions.

3. The next step is to lay your frame on the top and score around it with your embossing tool / pencil / pen. Measure your frame and add enough to fold around the back of your frame and into the recess and cut out your frame cover. Place best side down on your towel.

4. With the wrong side up, lay your pattern on top of your foil, and with your embossing tool / pencil / pen rub gently but firmly around all your shapes taking care not to got through the foil.

5. When you are ready, turn your work over and take a look, you will have a reversed, embossed version of your design. You can now add some more texture around your shapes with the tool on the front or as I did, on the reverse by gently tapping the foil with a pen bottom to make a hammered effect.

6. All that's left to do is to glue the cover on to your old frame carefully trimming and folding around the frame as you go.

Hope you enjoyed playing! I will put these instructions in PDF format with a copy of the design I used on to the ideas page on the website. So you can download it, as usual over the next couple of days.

See you tomorrow evening for the announcement of next weeks make.

1 comment:

crafty cat corner said...

Fab, must have a go, I remember years ago one of my kids made a brooch with tin foil, had completely forgotten until I saw this.
You are such an inspiration, just what I need.