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This was done for father’s day because my dad has a sailboat and this is the quote he has on the wall:

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” Robert Louis Stevenson

I adhered a layer of tinfoil then painted over it with Golden Fluid Acrylics. Once they were dry I sanded the surface to bring out the shine of the foil again. The blue looked like water and whitecaps to me so  adhered a wood veneer boat and the sentiment, then added gold Embossing Paste over a Dylusions stencil for the stars.

to travel hopefully

The embossing paste is interesting because it goes on really cloudy, then turns metallic once it’s dry:

to travel hopefully - wet embossing paste

And I love the idea of texture that came ffrom sanding the paint off the foil:

to travel hopefully - texture

It’s actually really smooth in real life.

Still working my way through and pretty much on track – and still loving this project!