Two things I love working with: Metallic Foils and Epoxy. I am so excited to share with you the process of my Tie Dye Faux Granite. Keep reading to learn this simple and easy faux granite look that will WOW your friends.
Tie-Dye Faux Granite
Tie-dye metallic foil comes in several colors, and all of them will make a fabulous impact on this finish.
First, base coat your surface with a color that will compliment your foil. When in doubt, just use a black base coat. In this sample, I used black or a color that is really close to black as my base.
Next, we are going to Foil…
Once your base coat is dry, you will apply my ArtsSyVille Foil Adhesive with a low nap roller (1/4”). Apply one layer and allow it to dry for at least an hour or more. You will want it to dry to a firm tack.
Next, you will grab your favorite color of Tie Dye Foil. In this sample, I used the Blue Tie Dye foil. You will transfer the foil to the surface with the pattern side facing up (facing you) and use a scrub brush to get as much transfer as possible.
Now for the fun Epoxy portion…
You are now going to mix up your epoxy using your Liquid Glass. Make sure to mix equal parts of A & B. First, pour B, and then pour A into the same container. Make sure to measure as close as possible and stir for at least 2 minutes. Scrap the sides and bottom of the container and mix very well, this should ensure that your epoxy will harden correctly.
Once your epoxy is mixed up well, pour the epoxy onto your surface and using a “gloved” hand spread it out across the surface and onto the sides.
Using your Blow Torch, go across the surface approximately 8 to 10 inches away and bring all the bubbles up to the surface, clearing the epoxy. You may want to do this several times, waiting a couple of minutes in between if the epoxy still looks hazy.
Then take the Black Rustoleum 2X Spray Paint and spray the surface approximately 8 inches away in a high fog to cover the surface. This will not be opaque.
Now you will put the 91% isopropyl alcohol in a spray bottle and test the spray nozzle. This will allow you to decided if you want a mist or large droplets of the alcohol. Spritz over the surface about 8” away, do not overspray the alcohol. Allow the alcohol to do “its thing” and create interesting patterns and design exposing the Metallic foil under.
Allow the epoxy to set up for several hours. After about 12 hours, you can do a light sanding if necessary and then clean the surface. Apply another layer of epoxy doing the flood coat.
The possibilities are endless with epoxy and foils. Just think of all the finishes you can create using different foils and different colors of spray paint!