Monday, July 21, 2008


Recently I was having a play around creating surfaces and I added some kitchen tin foil to the surface of the calico, but it wouldn't play nicely so I covered it with tissue paper and carried on painting, once dry I liked the subtle effect where the foil showed through the tissue even with the colour on top it left a glow.
I tried out some larger pieces, using a base of calico I covered it with pva glue and then tin foil, you can push little creases in if you wish at this stage, I didn't want too many, I then covered the tin foil in pva glue and scrunched up my tissue paper and laid it on the top and allowed to dry. It takes a day or so.
I then just built up washes of colour with Goldens fluid acrylic (magenta) and interference oxide violet and green.

The one below I scrunched the foil up a bit more then added the paint while everything was still wet, and it came out the same as the first sample. Although you can't see the foil there is a lovely sheen to the base colour

To compare the end results this third one is just the standard tissue and calico, painted the same way as the two above, and although it has turned out well, the fabric and tissue crinkled a lot more and it doesn't have the same shimmer in the background.


sharon young said...

This is a beautiful effect , Carol, the colours are wonderful, what a clever idea, thanks so much for sharing it.

Sojourner Design said...

VERY cool. I'm enjoying your blog so much Carol.

Homeleightigger said...

Yeah Yeah - gorgeous Carol - I reckon I'll have a go at this too! Val

Elliemac said...

Hello Carol, thank-you for your welcome, I am hopeing that blogging will make me pull my finger out and get on with some new work. I can certainly say that your blog is inspirational and I love your latest effect. Subtle bling is so seductive.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.