Foil Painting

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Posted on Jul 10 2013 - 1:00am by Ashley
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Have you ever tried painting on foil before? We have tried twice, once with permanent markers and once with poster paint, before we really had a success. This time I was inspired by the children’s craft aisle and decided on sun catcher paint. The paint is thin, so it gives some color without hiding the brilliance of the foil.


To help the colors pop a bit, we started with black outlines. We used black puffy paint (from the fabric section) and black glue (2 parts glue, 1 part black paint). The puffy paint worked much better because it kept its shape instead of running.  Then the paintings were left over night to dry.



The next day we filled in the areas outlined by the black paint. The thicker the coat of sun catcher paint the more brilliant the color.


After leaving them to dry another day, we had beautiful, sparkly paintings that the girls were quite proud of!




The contrast between the black and the color along with the sheen of the foil makes these very eye catching! The photos really don’t do them justice!

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