Whilst Harrison was at school and Benjamin was having a nap, Alex and I had a go at something different – painting on tin foil.
We do a lot of painting but it is always on paper, so I thought we would see what effects we could create on foil.
It would be really fun to have a go at this using different ‘brushes’ – sponges, sticks, feathers, cotton buds etc. Because it was a bit of a spur of the moment activity, we just used normal brushes this time. We stuck to just two colours this time – pink and purple – to avoid that muddy brown colour that Alex manages to create whenever paint is involved. I also added a tiny drop of washing up liquid to the paint – this helps it to adhere to the foil a bit better and stops it flaking off when it has dried. I taped the foil down to the table to stop it sliding around, and let Alex loose.
The metallic surface creates a much more different and interesting look than painting on normal paper. The colours look so different and much more vivid, and gave almost a mirrored effect, and the paint almost glided over the surface rather than be absorbed by paper – it was actually quite therapeutic!
The paint took a lot longer to dry on foil than it does on paper, but once it has dried, it looks fab!