Throwback Crafts: Foil Picture

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by Eileen Farley, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Throwback Crafts: Foil Picture

Be like #TBT hero Dudley Do-Right and set a shining example when you make this bas-relief foil craft. With aluminum foil, dimensional paint or glue, markers and a little patience, you too can make an impressive cloisonné-like piece of art. As #TBT villain Snidely Whiplash would say, “Curses! Foiled Again!!”

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:1 hour (+ drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Prepare Crafting Surface: Have an adult cut a rectangle from the foam board using the craft knife. (We made ours 7-1/2 inch x 9-1/2 inch but you can make yours any size you want.) Use the White dimensional fabric paint to draw the outline of your picture. Let this paint dry overnight.
  • 2
    Add Color: In the morning, cover the picture with a piece of aluminum foil. Don'’t bend the foil over the sides of the foam board just yet. Smooth the foil around the dimensional fabric paint with the cotton swab. Be gentle - you don't want the foil to tear. When the foil is all smooth around the dimensional fabric paint, then you can fold the foil over the sides of the foam board. Color in your outline with markers. Let dry.
  • 3
    Share: We're creating a online refrigerator, so to speak, of where you can "hang" photos of foil pictures and other crafts you've made! Send finished project photos to #ACMooreInspired

Project Details

  • Level:beginner (8 + up)
  • Time:1 hour (+ drying time)

Project Supplies

  • •Elmer’s Foam Board 20 inch x 30 inch x 3/16 inch Black, Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint Slick White 4 oz. & Assorted Sharpie Markers
  • •X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife, Ruler, Aluminum Foil & Cotton Swabs