Introduction: Embossed Foil Wall Art

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Making of Embossed foil wall art is very simple and inexpensive too. All you need is hot glue gun and sticks, aluminium foil sheet and shoe polish. In this instructable, I shared how to make a beautiful Embossed foil art in 30 minutes.

Step 1: Materials Required

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Hot glue gun

Glue sticks

Heavy Aluminium foil sheet

Liquid shoe polish



Photo frame (glass removed)


Pen or Pencil

Step 2: Choose Your Pattern

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Take a sheet, which should fits well in the frame. Now draw some pattern in sheet as your wish. Since its my first attempt, I drew simple flower pattern.

You can also take print out of pattern from google images. Search " drawing sheet " pattern in google images. you will find many beautiful drawings.

Step 3: Trace It!

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Now trace the pattern with hot glue gun. Once you traced all curves and lines, let it completely dry for sometime ( It takes 2 minutes to dry ).

Step 4: Emboss It!

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Keep the glued pattern over back of the frame. Now wrap the foil over the front and to the back.

Now press down the foil with your fingers and then use q-tips to rub the foil down around the glue lines without breaking the sheet.

Once finished with the q-tips, rub generous amount of shoe polish all over the entire piece.

Let it sit for few minutes and take soft tissue, wipe it gently. Do not wipe it too much. If you do, rub some more shoe polish and wipe again.

Step 5: Frame It!

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Once polish is dry, put your frame on your foil art.

Tada! It's done!!


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bbgkt (author)2015-05-20

Looks Beautiful, cannot wait to try myself :)

George Jackson (author)2015-05-19

This Is Awesome!!!

Bhawya (author)George Jackson2015-05-19

Thank you..

sabina delpinoh (author)2015-05-05

Great piece of art. Looks awesome. Thank you for sharing. I voted for you.

Bhawya (author)sabina delpinoh2015-05-10

Glad you liked it sabina :) an many thanks for the vote :)

mommabearamanda (author)2015-05-05

lovely! very practical for such an unusual piece of art that you can tell your friends you made. I'll have to make some of my own, there are a few spots in my home that could use a little "taaa daaa" thanks for sharing!

Bhawya (author)mommabearamanda2015-05-10

Thanks :) I was damn satisfied with the outcome of this craft. yes, sure make it soon. and I'll b waiting for your "taaaa daaa" pic :)

sheripres (author)2015-05-05

Very nice! I voted for ya! Good luck! I have some great ideas with this now. Thank you for posting this.

Bhawya (author)sheripres2015-05-10

Thank you :) share the pic u made.. an many thanks for the vote :) I am so glad.

marulan weighbridge (author)2015-05-05

Very nice design! I'll be making one very soon, though I think I'll try Rub and Buff rather than shoe polish to see what effect it may give as they are of similar consistencies.

I feel Rub and buff would b grt alternative to shoe polish. pls share the pic once u made. Thanks :)

anusha78 (author)2015-05-04

interesting, beautifully explained

Bhawya (author)anusha782015-05-05

Thanks Anusha..

Nice job, it looks beautiful!

:) Thank you..

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