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  • Jill UT

    How to create realistic looking tin tiles out of cardboard, aluminum foil and shoe polish. I wonder if I could make ceiling tiles out of this

  • Laurel De Fouw

    foil art -- made with glue, aluminum foil & black shoe polish!

  • Angie Nester McGlothen

    Foil Drawings - This has got to be the coolest, easiest craft ever! Foil over dried, raised glue and wiped down with shoe polish. Easy enough for kids to do.

  • Stacie Allen

    Foil Drawings -- using cardboard, aluminum foil, black shoe polish, Aleen's Tacky Glue, glue stick, dull pencil, cotton swab and an old rag or paper towels. Easy and cute! I can see making several and grouping them to look like the old tin ceiling tiles!

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Must try this technique. Glue makes the design, aluminum foil over top, shoe polish over that to accentuate the design.

Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish --(original artwork by David, grade 5) Art Club, Grades 1-6 This is one of my all-time favorite projects. This time around, our art is of owls and leaves. We first planned our compositions, paying attention to all of the positive and negative spaces. We wanted to be sure they were all interesting. Here are some step-by-step instructions. Let me know if you need help!

glue, foil, and something brown like shoe polish

Stamping with styrofoam.

DIY Foil art. Super easy & inexpensive. Kids can do. Write a favorite quote and frame. Makes AWESOME Christmas Gifts. You can even use the foil picture/pattern you made as matting in a frame and cut out a shape in the center of your foil picture/texture with an exacto knife. Put your child's picture in. Perfect gift for grandparents that the kids can make

Get an embroidery hoop, some silk, a credit card, fabric paint, contact paper and get printing. All you have to do is cut your design out of contact paper, adhere it to your little screen and get printing. The credit card acts as a squeegee.

So this is tacky glue dried and then aluminum foil pressed over it. (Then some shoe polish for an aged look)

Alum foil over dried, raised glue and wiped down with shoe polish. Imagine doing this with one of our word art designs. Could be cool! :)

My hubby wants to camp out in backyard with the kids. I think this is an awesome idea to make a attractive and fun tent for the kids! Oh the projects are lining up! The sewing machine will get some attention again ;)

Raised design using glue, covered with aluminum foil, and buffed with shoe polish.