I'm totally into Arts and Craft...anything interest me. I've been looking into metal art...but not being able to weld for lack of equipment was a major drawback...being surfing for a cheap welding kit...but all the prices were way... to high for me. Imagine my excitement when instructables put up this challenge...and the prizes!!! wow! My mouth is still drooling.....so please pretty please...VOTE FOR ME :-).
Below is my metal art....using soldering ....for those lucky once who have a welding kit....go ahead and weld...it's so much easier and better! I remember seeing something like this online while surfing for metal art...but i cant recall where.
Step 1: What you need...
To color aluminium sheet...you are supposed to use patina for metal...now....i have never used it...so i went to the stores and asked for patina to color aluminium....I got a total blank look....i was offered putty! could be language problem...we do not speak English in my country...so maybe it's called something else...
Anyway....they probably thought i was bonkers...as women usually..... in my country......do not get into woodwork, metal work or any predominantly male work :-)...so I'm weird.
Basic materials you need:
hot glue gun
Strong wire...but you should be able to bend it when pressed real hard by hand
Oil based Wood stains (my alternative to patina)
Soldering iron and soldering wire
Some wires...to bind the strong wire( since the strong wire doesn't get soldered)..I used the wire from some of my old burnt up insulated wires