mercoledì 28 marzo 2012

textures - watercolour + aluminium foil

© JANE MINTER
 "watercolour wash  + aluminium foil"
watercolour texture swatch
canson fontenay 32 x 41cm 


I'm familiar with using wet in wet technique with cling film to create textures  but I haven't used foil before .. I was curious to see the textures and the similiarities between cling film and foil.

....as a start I divided the sheet in 4 vertical  areas to see  how textures changed with foil and it's application on a wet watercolour wash. ..the foil was left on the watercolour paper until the wash dried .

-lhs ( left hand side ) I applied crumpled foil pressed lightly on raw sienna  which resulted in an even texture
- middle section  purple section of  the wash
-I applied foil folded in 3 vertical strips next to the purple wash on rhs - you can see some of the folds but it's uneven
-rhs ( right hand side) a  larger area where the foil was laid down flat and pressed down firmly with my hand ..you can see the texture of the paper clearly and the random folds of the foil (which remain clear as with cling film ) at the edge the foil lifted  slightly.

...lots more swatches and experimenting with foil to do ..would be interesting to know if any of you have used foil .

12 commenti:

Anns Art ha detto...

I have never thought of foil before, but will need to experiment now. Interesting to see what you have done, each section with its own qualities. I think the lhs would be great as tree bark.

Studio at the Farm ha detto...

Fascinating textures, Jane!!! It's quite different from the cling wrap. I think I may have to play with it, too.

Noemí ha detto...

Un experimento muy interesante! Alguna vez he usado "plastic foil". Habrá que probar estas innovaciones.
Saludos!

Judy ha detto...

Very interesting experiment, Jane! Great effects!

Maggie Latham ha detto...

jane, Foil?!!!! (you are so creative)....

Irina ha detto...

Very interesting and useful lesson!

Cynthia Schelzig ha detto...

yes, I have used both foil and cling...I prefer cling but your foil example looks wonderful!

Sadami ha detto...

Hi,Jane,
Great and thanks for sharing the info. Once, often blog frinds invited me to join 100washes, but could not make time. Now, I've started exploring wash by myself. Your blog and 100washes are wonderful guide. Keep up!!
Cheers,Sadami

javi ha detto...

HOla Jane, muy interesante este experimento. No he usado nunca esta técnica pero probaré proximamante. Saludos

Perrine Renoir ha detto...

the things you'll discover when you try new things--- really creative

JANE MINTER ha detto...

irina glad you found it of some interest ...thankyou

cynnie imagined you might have used both ... thankyou

javi you could make some beautiful textures in your paintings esp buildings ...thanks

perrine thankyou for your comments and visiting my blog .

JANE MINTER ha detto...

ann thankyou ...yes each texture does have a quality of it's own ..

katharyn it is very different from cling film ...cling film is very flexible and easier to manipulate ..you can also see the wash !

noemi hope you experiment ..i've already run out of foil !

judy the effects are interesting ...many artist incoporate their texture into there paintings .

maggie ..enjoying making lots of washes with textures ..lots of imprinting and known techniques i haven't tried yet