Foil water. Pt 2

I’ve been building up layers of colour on this water sample and, while it’s still very blue, I like the direction it’s taking. These layers of colour are just Mod Podge gloss tinted with acrylic paints.

It’s still very blue. My favourite water colours are those olive greens through silvery greys. I worried it would be hard to evaluate the technique if I used those, black would be too dark, so landed back on blue. Just as a colour I actually like this blue, it’s very pretty, it just feels like when the water is rolling like this it’s usually not this friendly looking.

I’m excited about the technique and, at this stage, keep thinking “I can’t believe that’s just tin foil.” This whole technique is based on a video from Scale-a-ton’s Youtube page:



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5 replies

  1. It’s very impressive.. I have watch there video before and thought that’s something I would like to try out.. wonder what it’s like for waterfalls 😀

    • I wonder about waterfalls. In the video they use cotton teased out then with gloss medium (I’d try the Mod Podge but Liquitex has some amazing options too). Maybe coupling the foil water with this? Let me know if you try this.

  2. You wrote: “ It’s still very blue. My favourite water colours are those olive greens through silvery greys. I worried it would be hard to evaluate the technique if I used those, black would be too dark, so landed back on blue. Just as a colour I actually like this blue, it’s very pretty, it just feels like when the water is rolling like this it’s usually not this friendly looking..”

    Part I is a beautiful sunny day blue, though the waves are gale waves. You don’t often see that combination.

    I just got home to Nantucket about an hour ago after 2 h 15 minutes on the car ferry from Hyannis. There were small craft advisories overnight, so the sea was lumpy this morning though not enough for whitecaps. .It was mostly low cloud, so our seas were your olive-to-grey. The sun was shining in the distance (along the backdrop if you will) and the horizon was pure silver grey. Can’t wait to play around with some of these techniques, though I have few of my own.

  3. I like it! It’s coming right along.

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