Monday, December 20, 2010

Faux Tin Star of David!

Inspired by (and using) the tutorial from Choose to Thrive, I made tin stars this weekend!  Instead of doing the traditional 5-point star, I did a 6-point, Star of David.  I think I'm going to have to adjust my template, to try and get the 3D star a little fuller.

I also used the base of a disposable cookie sheet, that, to flatten out more, I busted out my rolling pin and went to town.  And, instead of using a pen and ruler to outline, I used a leftover stylus from a phone.  Worked like a charm, not to mention, was very helpful with flipping the edges over the ruler.

I used a lovely metallic blue paint,  with an off white, and kind of layered and wiped until I was happy.  I then did the edges in orange glitter, because I'm not happy if I haven't spread glitter around my house. 

I then used some 28g wire and made little loopies to make the stars dangle and to make an ornament hook.
Cookie sheet, flattened!

First coat of paint
You really can't see what I'm doing, but you can see my incredibly tidy work area. 
Stop laughing.
More layers of paint.  Also an example of my foil covered cookie sheets
I use to pretend like I'm corralling my projects.

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  1. This is really pretty! I love this idea! What kind of paint did you use?

  2. I used Folk Art paint, the blue is my new best friend: Metallic Blue Topaz (and I would use it for EVERYTHING if I could) and the off-white is Linen.

  3. that's awesome! i can't believe you did something like time consuming! looks great!

  4. They really came out great. Good job. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Alicia,
    Your stars rock! I LOVE how the 6 point Star of David's turned out ... and yeah, the blue paint is pretty much the greatest shade of blue ever.

  6. Thanks all!

    Cape: The first one took a little bit of time, but once I got rolling, they went pretty quickly. But I'm glad they LOOK like they took a long time!

    Nike: Thank you so much! If I could buy that paint by the bucket, I think I would. Stupidly perfect blue.

  7. FABULOUS! They look so awesome! {And ridiculously hard!}


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