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Make traditional Mexican tin folk art with simple supplies from the hardware store!
I used aluminum flashing to make this Mexican tin art! Watch the quick video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vz9-8OcDjg

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  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    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
    Paintbrushes
    Hammer and large nails
    Scrap wood

  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    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

  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint your heart with Americana Multi-Surface Satin in vibrant colors
    Paint your small frame to match

  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    When dry, glue on the flower cabochons and the frame with E-6000 glue
    Using white glue, add the loteria image
    Add more glue to add sequins and glitter inside and around the frame

  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Print and cut this pattern

  • How to make wall decor. Mexican Tin Folk Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Print and cut these images

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