Aluminium tape is far cheaper than using pewter and looks just the same once the application and paint techniques is finished.
YOU WILL NEED:
Template (bottom of this page)
Scrap piece of supawood
Bostik glass deco paints
Roll aluminium roofing tape
Dremel MultiTool and polishing tip
Black acrylic craft paint
Fine steel wool
2. Use glass deco paint to follow your drawn lines. This paint can be squeezed out in thin lines and doesn't drop flat. Once dry, the raised design is perfect for this type of project. I had to use two tubes of paint for the entire picture.
Leave the glue to dry and harden for an hour or so.
4. With all the tape applied you can now rub over the top with the soft polishing tip and your Dremel MultiTool. This process presses the tape into the depressions created by using the deco paint. If you don't have a Dremel MultiTool, use cotton buds to press down the tape.
5. To even out the finish before painting, lightly rub over with a pad of fine steel wool.
Rub from top to bottom for an even, lightly scratched finish that will catch the paint.
7. All that's left is to wrap the edges with aluminium tape and trim off any excess before attaching a couple of picture hangers or hanging wire to the back. I used a couple of screws and wire to hang my picture.
Find more details here: http://www.home-dzine.co.za/crafts/craft-metal-tre...