Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Finger Painting

For Technique Tuesday today, I'll share what I made from custom made paper in a jar with Golden paints, a little H20's and die cuts.

The paper perfect was spread over my journal page with a pallet knife and evenly spread over plastic film for a small sheet of perfect paper.
It took over night on the journal page to dry, but it's now three days later and the paper on plastic film is still moist in the middle. With humidity in the air it's taking longer to dry. 

journal page

Impatiently waiting, on the fourth day, I gently started peeling the handmade paper off the plastic film and was able to remove the paper with just a few tears. I don't think this will be a problem when I die cut three mini tattered flowers. The handmade paper looks rough on top and smooth on bottom. 

First I'll show you the die cut flowers. I started painting with H20's and realized the color wasn't dark enough for the project I had planned to do with the journal page, so I finger painted all the flowers with Golden liquid Quinacridone Magenta paint over the H20's. The color is beautiful with the highlights of the H20's underneath. 

The journal page was painted with Golden gesso over the perfect paper and then finger painted with Golden paint mixed with Golden Matte Medium. 
I used Golden liquid paints in these colors; Ultramarine blue, Yellow ochre, Jenkins green, Turquois (Phthalo), Quinacridone Magenta fluid acrylic paint, and Golden Colbalt teal acrylic paint. 
[Using the matte medium extends the color and decreases the gloss.] 
After the paint dried on journal page, the flowers were applied using glue n' seal.
Golden Jenkins green was used with an old credit card to make stems for flowers.  
Inspire from Tim Holtz word play alphabet die was die cut with chipboard and then painted with Golden Colbalt Teal acrylic paint. I used a foam applicator with vintage distress ink to grunge edges of each letter before applying to page.
I wish you could feel the texture on this page. It's rough from the handmade paper but soft from the paint! 
I love this page! 
If you have one of those Craft scrubbie this is the time to use it, all the paint came off my fingers with just a little bit of liquid soap.

Finished page: 6 3/4" x 10"

Golden Liquid Paints
Golden Matte Medium
Tim Holtz Mini Tattered Flower die
Tim Holtz Word Play Alphabet
Distress ink
Sizzix Vagabond 
Glue n' Seal Adhesive
Golden Gesso
Ink blending tool (foam)
DecoArt Perfect Paper
Inkssentials Craft Scrubbie
Plastic pallet knife
Paint Brush; my fingers

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  1. Beautiful spread and how much fun it must of been finger painting!!

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