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Tooled Metal Ornaments

Tooled Ornaments

Fourth graders stacked shapes to draw an old fashioned ornament.  They folded their sketch in half and then cut a symmetrical pattern.  The large shapes were broken into smaller shapes.  They taped their patterns to tooling foil.  Working on the soft surface of their sketchbooks, students traced over their lines with a stylus.  The ornament was then cut out.  To emboss, students outlined a shape on the front, gently used the stylus to “color” inside the shape on the back, then outlined the front again.  Students used 2 or 3 Sharpies to add color.

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Comments on: "Tooled Metal Ornaments" (2)

  1. Absolutely beautiful. This is a great use of tooling foil!

  2. So….how can I make this work for adults who would probably end up cutting themselves on the edges? Just make them rectangles, fold over edge and create outlines and details inside…? Any other ideas?

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