9 Steps to Tin Foil Tangling

Months and months ago, one of the lovely ladies on one of my Facebook zentangle groups posted a picture of a piece they’d done on tin foil.  It looked fabulous!  I didn’t save her image, but here are a couple I found on Google and Pinterest.

I had it down on my to do list to get round to trying at some point, and this week I finally did it.

Step 1: cut tin foil and smooth as much as possible.

Step 2: draw a quick test squiggle.

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Step 3: flip over and see how it looks.

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Step 4: doodle away!

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Step 5: flip over and admire your work.

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Step 6: sign and put the date.

Step 7: flip over and realise you forgot to put date in mirror writing.

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Step 8: cut off failed date and use to write date properly.

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Step 9: make note to do more at some point soon 🙂

Some thoughts though… make sure you don’t use something too sharp for drawing, as you’ll pierce the tin foil.  I used food wrap, but it looks like people online have been using foil trays as well as cleaned out drinks cans.  Lots to experiment with.


About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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2 Responses to 9 Steps to Tin Foil Tangling

  1. Kyaru says:

    Oh wowzas, those look awesome. How do you preserve the designs?

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