this short video on Youtube and thought what a great idea it was. The instructor, Don Norris, is a metal smith who demonstrates how clear tape (probably packing tape), an exacto knife and sand paper can be used to texture metal in just minutes.
Even if one isn't a metal smith, this little trick can be used to create patterns of your own on bought flat metal pieces like discs.
One commentator added that if the exacto knife mark is unwanted, the tape could be precut before applying it to the metal. If that is the case, then perhaps using double sided tape will work better?
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