Relief Foil Sculpture

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Students will use cardboard and aluminum foil to make relief sculptures.

By Kimberly Hutts [Kimberly is a student from Attica IN]

What You Need:

  • 20″X20″ piece of cardboard
  • paper of various thicknesses
  • aluminum foil
  • ink or magic markers
  • glue
  • newspaper
  • scissors or knives for cutting

What You Do:

  1. Cut out shapes using paper of varying thicknesses and glue down to a 20″ x 20″ piece of cardboard. I suggest overlapping and stacking the paper shapes. (The images show a circle with triangles and other shapes glued on to form a sun pattern).
  2. Make a watered-down glue mixture and brush mixture over cardboard and paper shapes, be sure glue holding down paper shapes in dry first.
  3. After applying glue mixture, cover the surface with aluminum foil, big enough to wrap an inch or two around all sides of the cardboard.
  4. Press foil down, shiny side up, so that you can see the pattern created by the paper shapes.
  5. Then brush on the ink OR color with markers, and let dry.


Relief Foil Sculpture

Relief Foil Sculpture

Images: Gail Bannon