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Foil Etching

Foil Etching
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By using aluminum foil instead of paper, students will create fabulous (and shiny) works of art.

By Andrea Mulder-Slater

What You Need:

  • Cardboard
  • Tin foil
  • Tape
  • Tempera or acrylic paint (dark colors)
  • Liquid Dishwash soap
  • Paint brush
  • Popsicle stick

What You Do:

  1. Tape a piece of tin foil to a piece of cardboard.
  2. Add a couple of drops of liquid dish wash soap to a small amount of tempera (or acrylic) paint.
  3. Brush paint over the entire piece of foil and let dry.
  4. Using the popsicle stick, carefully scrape a design into the paint.
  5. Glue the finished piece to a sheet of construction paper or scrap mat board for display.

Foil etching steps

 

Foil Etching

Image: Melissa and Doug

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timi Meyer

Friday 9th of April 2021

Hello, we struggled with the etching part. Does the paint need to be on really thick? do you etch when it is dry or partially dry?


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