Mexican Tin Folk Art





Introduction: Mexican Tin Folk Art

Make Mexican tin folk art with simple items from the hardware store and supplies I'll be you already have.

Step 1: Watch the Quick Video Tutorial!

Step 2: You'll Need

Aluminum flashing

Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints

Loteria Images (below)

Pattern of Heart (below)

Serrated edge scissors or tin shears

Needle nose pliers

E-6000 Glue

White school glue

Plastic cabochon flowers

Sequins and glitter


Hammer and large nails

Scrap wood

Step 3: Print and Cut

Print out these loteria images and this pattern for this project

Step 4:

Trace and cut your pattern in aluminum flashing using serrated scissors (or tin shears)

Cut out a loteria image and trace around it adding 1/4" all the way around

Cut off the corners and bend them upward with pliers to create a small frame

Using a large nail and scrap wood, tap a design into the heart

*Tap a hole through the top so you can hang it when you're done

Step 5: Paint!

Paint your heart with Americana Multi-Surface Satin in vibrant colors

Paint your small frame to match

*Click HERE for inspiration

Step 6: Glue and Hang

When the paint is dry, glue on the flower cabochons and the frame with E-6000 glue

Using white glue, add the loteria image in the frame

Add more glue to add sequins and glitter inside and around the frame



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    Wow, thanks for sharing i'ble, video, and link! Very cool. These would look good for Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

    Great Ible! Very clear and you make it look like fun. Thanks for posting it!