Art Techniques

Foil Embossing Wall Hangings

Whether you emboss one pretty flower or a wild abstract design, these foil embossing wall hangings will shine in any room.

What You'll Need:

  • Poster board or cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Aluminum foil
  • Markers


Step 1: Have an adult cut two backing pieces of poster board or cardboard into the size of the picture you want to make. It's best to start with a small piece, about 8 x 10 inches.

Step 2: Cut out some geometric shapes from poster board or cardboard. Glue them in a design on one of the backing pieces. For example, arrange triangle shapes into a pinwheel or square shapes into a checkerboard.

Or ask a friend to trace your profile from a shadow. Cut out your profile, and glue it on the backing. After the glue has dried, place a piece of foil over the top of the shapes and rub until the design is raised onto the foil.

Leave the foil in place and color the raised design with permanent markers. Then carefully remove the foil, and glue it on the other backing piece.

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