Friday, 6 July 2012

Art Journal Everyday: the Tinfoil Experiment

Oh, how I love experimenting. And right now, my experiments usually start with "I wonder what would happen if I painted this?" Never fear, I'm not painting everything in sight but anything that comes close to my desk is fair game.

I've been participating in the Index Card a Day 2 challenge, created by Tammy of Daisy Yellow. A little while ago, I created a card which started with crumpled tinfoil and mult-medium.  Many layers of paint later I had this.


I loved this card so much, I immediately went to my art journal to see if I could recreate this look but on a larger scale. So, I created a background (like you do) using the same colors and techniques. It was just the paint - no circle and no letter stickers. And there it sat until I decided to add some more to it this week.

Here's what it looks like now...


I liked the white paint from the original card but made a line across the center instead of a circle. I wanted it to drip so I sprayed it with water. Then I decided to spray it with spray ink - much better. The inks mixed with each other and the white paint and created all kinds of neat colors and drips.


I liked the letter stickers from the card, too, so I started putting them down randomly.  I think I need to add more - I'm not sure.

I also stamped some script on the page for added texture. Why not, right?


And that's where I am.  I have no idea what to do next so I'm not doing anything but I love it! I think this would make an excellent canvas.  And It's really fun to take something that was once a card and recreate and reinvent it. I love it when experiments turn into such good fun, don't you?

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This blue is yummy! It all looks so calm and ethereal! Love it!!

    1. I don't think I mentioned it in this post but the blues are Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints Classic Teal and Smidge of Blue. I love how they look together. Thanks for the comment.

  2. love blue and this is fantastic :)

    1. Thanks! I love this technique and blue is my absolutely favorite color.