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Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers

Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers

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EcoHeidi Borchers transforms soda cans into eco-art for the home! It’s easy to cut,emboss and glue to create any sculpture designs. Featured on EcoHeidi TV.

Watch Heidi’s super cool Soda Can Fish Sculpture YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Aleene’s Liquid Fusion Glue
Soda cans
Craft knife
Fish pattern (or pattern of your choice)
Stylus (with ball point tip)
Scissors (I use dollar store scissors to cut my soda cans)
Alcohol inks
Paint brush
Toothpicks (or wooden skewers) to glue to seaweed
Clothespins

Soda Can Fish 1 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Use craft knife to remove top and bottom from soda can. Use scissors to cut along seam to open can.
 Soda Can Fish 2 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Lay pattern on inside (silver) side of soda can and trace with stylus.
Soda Can Fish 3 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Use scissors to cut along pattern line. (I have a lot of people ask me if the soda can is sharp. My suggestion is to always round any corners and cut in smooth strokes so that there are no “nibs” of soda can which can be sharp and can snag.)
Soda Can Fish 4 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Turn cut design over and gently run fingers over surface to help to flatten design. At this step, the design will not lay down completely flat but it does help to coax it to flatten slightly at this step.
Soda Can Fish 5 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Place design silver side up on craft foam. Draw desired detail patterns with stylus on silver side.
Soda Can Fish 6 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Your design lines can be as easy as squiggles!
Soda Can Fish 7 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Turn design over and trace alongside pattern lines. This will create a raised effect to your design on the silver side. This step will also help to flatten your design.
Soda Can Fish 8 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Drop alcohol inks onto design and use brush to blend colors together.
Soda Can Fish 9 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Cut seaweed strips from scraps of soda can (or from new can). Add design lines with stylus.
Soda Can Fish 10 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Glue toothpick or skewer onto back of seaweed.
Soda Can Fish 11 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Use clothespin to hold toothpick in place while glue is drying.
Soda Can Fish 12 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers For the base of my sculpture, I smashed a soda can until it was flat.
Soda Can Fish 13 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Determine placement for seaweed and punch smashed can with tip of craft knife.
Soda Can Fish 14 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Dip end of toothpick into glue and insert seaweed into hole(s).
Soda Can Fish 15 Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Repeat until desired design is achieved. To attach fish, determine placement on seaweed. Apply glue and use clothespins to hold in place while glue dries completely.
Fish Pin Soda Can Fish Sculpture by EcoHeidi Borchers Here’s a mini version! Using the same technique, I created this small fish pin.