Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Self Portrait Foil Art

I don't think I'm alone when I say - I LOVE PINTEREST! This is where I got my most recent art idea. A big shout out to Make It... A Wonderful Life for this foil art idea - it worked fabulously!

There were a few steps involved, which couldn't be done in the one lesson. First students transferred their photo image to a thick piece of card. Then I outlined the transfer with PVA glue and left to dry overnight. Students then glued foil (with a regular glue stick) onto the card. Using a blunt pencil, students finished with patterns in the background.

It was a lot of fun and the students were very proud of their finished 'abstract' artworks. We have displayed them in our entry classroom windows.



  1. Nice work! I'm so happy that my tutorial and the artwork of my awesome artists inspired your students.

  2. I love pinterest and LOVE this idea! Very cool!

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  3. Wow, I love it! I love Pinterest, if only there was enough time in ones today to explore it more.