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Foiled painted reflections

Easy way to add Foiled painted reflections – mix media art

After my last abstract painting with embossing folders, I decided I wanted to create another mix media artwork and this time wanted to use some Fab Foils. I thought the files would create a beautiful reflection on water and came up with this little sunset painting with a foiled sunset and reflections. So let’s get started!

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how to add foiled painted reflections

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how to add foiled painted reflections

how to add foiled painted reflections: creating the painted scene

To start off, mask off with tape just below the middle line and use acrylic paint in yellow up to purple to create a blended sky. Finish off by blending the purple into blue. Remove the masking tape and reposition over the horizon to add a sea by painting with a dark blue. 

However, add a slightly paler shade towards the skyline blending this out to the darker blue. Once this is dry, mix a few paler shades of blue and a thin brush to add thin strokes across the sea to create ripples/waves. Next, use black paint to paint a small little boat off to one side of the horizon. After you have painted the boat, it is time to foil. 

Acrylic paint colours used:

  • Cadmium Yellow medium hue
  • Cadmium Orange Hue
  • Naphthol Crimson
  • Medium Magenta
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ultramarine

how to add foiled painted reflections

With the embossing ink pen to add a few more ripples towards the horizon over the painted sea. Next, cover this with either bonding powder or clear embossing powder and heat set with your heat gun. 

If you’re using clear embossing powder, work quickly to cover this with Fab foil whilst it is hot to adhere the fab foil. You have more time when using bonding powder as it remains sticky for longer. 

Foiled painted reflections

In addition, also add some embossing ink and foil over the horizon to add a sunset. The fab foils use here were: Dark blue, silver, Gold, Turquoise. The piece of art was finished off with a few painted birds. 

how to add foiled painted reflections

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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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