DIY Metallic Scratch Art from a Soda Can

DIY Metallic Scratch Art from a Soda Can


Hello guys! Maybe you have seen or tried
scratch art with crayons before, but in this video I’ll show you how to make
metallic scratch art from scratch! So what you’re gonna need for this project
is any soda can, some watercolours, a paintbrush,
a toothpick or a bamboo skewer, a map tack if you want to scratch finer lines,
and a pair of scissors that you don’t mind getting dull. So first of all we
are gonna cut the can into a sheet of aluminium. Take the can and stab it with
your scissors. You can use normal scissors for this too, by the way. Then
cut off the bottom part. Next cut straight through the middle and cut off
the top as well. And now you’re left with a sheet of
metal. It needs to be flattened out, but before that make sure that there are no
rough edges or pointy corners. Actually cut the edges smoother than me, I didn’t do a
very good job here. Then take something like a thick marker, or I’m using this
lip gloss, and bend the metal around it. With a big sheet like this it can be a
bit tricky, but with a smaller sheet it will go much faster. Just keep doing that until the metal
looks more or less flat. Next cut the sheet into an even rectangle. I’m just
eyeballing it, but you can draw lines on the back of the sheet with a permanent
marker as well. The corners are quite pointy, so I recommend to round them off
with your scissors. Now it’s time to paint the sheet with the watercolours. You
don’t want the paint to be too watery because then it will come off too easily,
but also not too thick because then it will be hard to scratch. But just try it
out and experiment! Here I’m trying to make a galaxy, so I’m using a bit more
water than usual, since it makes the colors blend and creates some interesting
shapes. It’s not really possible to do more than one coat because the paint
comes off if you try to go over it, but the advantage about that is that you can
always repaint the sheet if you’re unhappy with it. When you’re done let the
paint dry and your scratching surface is ready! To scratch off the paint, use a toothpick
or a bamboo skewer and draw whatever you like. As I’m creating a galaxy, I’m making
tiny stars all over the sheet. And because it still looked a bit boring, I scratched
in some words as well. At this point I’m realising how weird my hand looks when I
draw! Instead of this, the thumbnail should actually look like that.. Anyway,
this is how it turned out. If you want to scratch very fine lines, you can use a
map tack. But keep in mind that this will also scratch the metal, unlike a
toothpick. So it’s not great for scratching larger areas. And here are all the things I made. The
cool thing about this craft is that if you don’t like how your art turned out,
you can even scratch everything off and start again or recycle the metal. And
I think it would be a nice gift idea to paint scratching surfaces for your friends, so
they can scratch their own art; or you could do that for kids as well. Lastly you can frame your work so it
won’t get scratched. I hope you like this idea and try it out since it’s really
satisfying to do. And if you want to get more crafting
inspiration, check out my other videos or subscribe for more. Stay creative!

23 thoughts on “DIY Metallic Scratch Art from a Soda Can

  1. Cool 😀, I have some Galaxy Scratch Off Diys and scratch off Diys on my channel if you want to check them out. Have a great day.

  2. You have a new Subscriber! Your videos are really cool,and I love your accent! Are you German? (sorry if I offended you) And this is a great idea!

  3. You just come up with these amazing ideas 💡 😱😱😱😱🤩🤩🤩 continue doing these and best of luck for all your other videos and DIYs including crafts!!

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