Introduction: ☆PASTA MACHINE METAL SHEET IMPRINTING☆

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This is a nice way to imprinting on metal sheets if you don"t have the right tool.

If your sheets is soft enough you can also imprint for example lace or some small net, or anything you like.

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Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

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MATERIALS:
-dog food aluminum container (or thin soft metal sheets, like for example copper sheets);
-scraps soft wire (I used the copper wire that come from a washing machine engine);
-piece of thin thread canvas.

TOOLS:
-pasta machine;
-scissors;
-spoon.

Step 2: CUT THE SHEET

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Cut the flat part of the dog food can.
You need to make two matching sheets.

→Just pay attention to don't cut yourself during the whole process.

Step 3: TWIST THE WIRE

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Twist two wire together and make many little ring (like in the photos).

Step 4: FLATTEN

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Flatten with the spoon if necessary. (This way you can use also the sides).

Step 5: PLACE THE WIRE

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Make some small cut in the sides of the sheet and place the twisted wire one near each other.

Step 6: PLACE THE OTHER SHEET

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Place the other sheet on top of the one with the wire.

Step 7: PLACE THE CANVAS

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Place the canvas on top and under the sheets.
I like the canvas because give a nice texture to the imprinting, but you can also use flat cardboard.

Step 8: PASS IN THE PASTA MACHINE

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Pass in the pasta machine,in a tight regulation.
Off course don't destroy your pasta machine forcing it too much.

Step 9: DONE!

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You are done, cut away sides in a shape that you like and use for your project.

Comments

Cat00x (author)2017-06-10

I saw in a book that you can use a leaf in a rolling machine. I wonder if it would work in a pasta machine? I assume the metal has to be very thin. How thick can you go? Don't have a pasta machine so one way or the other it will be an investment. Rolling machine is way too expensive. Thanks so much for this instructable. Lots of food for thought.

marcellahella (author)Cat00x2017-08-03

I never tried to do any thicker sheet, but yes, need to be pretty thin.

I think is a good idea if you find maybe a cheap used pasta machine to try.

joppenheimer (author)2013-05-25

Really clever! I like the patterns that you created in the twisted wire. Maybe try hanging the copper texture wire like fringe from your disk. The foil disc might need to be attached to something first. Japanese Paper?

Thanks! Good idea

chefsea (author)2013-05-19

I love this; however, do you have to use a dedicated pasta machine for metal projects like this?

marcellahella (author)chefsea2013-05-20

Pasta machine are way cheaper than a real metal imprinting tool, they are easier to find, and especially easier to find second hand to a fly market... so yes! Pasta machine is just a name, for me is a tool with 2 roller.
(Also for this project you don't need to make so much pressure to ruin it.)

shazni (author)2013-05-18

Hey.... That's cool ! Any idea of an alternate to the pasta machine? I don't have one :-(

kangel1 (author)shazni2013-05-20

If you use soft enough sheets, you can burnish them by hand or with a soft (rubber or leather) mallet.

kangel1 (author)kangel12013-05-20

Just remember to pad them from the hard surface you use to pound them on--use a hard rubber anvil or plastic cutting board.

sunshiine (author)shazni2013-05-18

I am sure you could place the metal between sheets like she did but layer the top with a thin piece of plywood (top and bottom) and hammer the top of the board. I think it would work!

1tri2god (author)shazni2013-05-18

remember the old washing machines that required you manually ringing the clothes out by running them through two rolling pins? You could find those in old junk yards!

marcellahella (author)shazni2013-05-18

Mmm.. I don't know... may be if you hammer the sheets, but I never tried.
But if I come up with an idea I will write to you.

studleylee (author)2013-05-19

great idea!!!

9b4z1l (author)2013-05-19

This is AWESOME

sabu.dawdy (author)2013-05-19

nicee

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