Mexican Tin Folk Art
by Mark Montano Follow

Make traditional Mexican tin folk art with simple supplies from the hardware store.  Watch the short video tutorial here:



  • 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
    Hammer and large nails
    Scrap wood

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  • 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

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

    Google "tin sacred heart" for inspiration

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  • 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

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  • Here is some art to print out and use

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  • Here's the pattern for you to print and cut out in any size you want.

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