It all started with these foam swords.....well then we had to make some shields. So I brought out my metal tape and began contemplating all the projects you could use it for ........
Like this forged metal picture. I'm showing you 2 photos as the metal loses it's shine under the scanner.
Now you get it from the hardware store...usually near the metal ducting section. At Home Depot I find it with the duct tape but this stuff is real metal. It's thicker than foil and the adhesive they use is incredibly sticky. It costs about $12.00 for a 40 ft. roll and is about 2 inches wide.
I lay it out flat in pieces (don't take off the backing) and then using a dull pencil draw a design. The tape is heavy enough that the pencil etches the design into the tape.
You can also antique or burnish it with a little acrylic paint. I use my fingers and rub it into all the little spaces.
Then using a paper towel remove as much paint as you want for an antiqued look.