© 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 .