Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mix-Ability - Finger Painting

 Jeanne's Mix-Ability challenge this week is to use our fingers to apply some medium to our projects. I love using my fingers... if you could see them now, you'd see that 3 of my fingernails are ringed in blue ink, and my palm is stained a lovely turquoise.

I went at this background with absolutely no plan but to experiment. I started with clay-coated cardstock and gave it a few spritzes of Smooch Spritz (Vanilla Shimmer) - have you tried this stuff? It is so rich and pearly - not watery like some of the other sprays.

To the spray, I added some drops of reinker and used my fingers to move and blend them, then spritzed again - once with alcohol to see what it would do, and then with water around the edges to help the ink feather out.  Just for fun, I threw some salt on the panel, but I didn't have the patience to wait for it to dry, so I dried it with my heat gun, and it ended up making dark spots instead of light.

I die cut the panel, and layered it on white cardstock, then embossed with a Darice folder. My final finger action was with Inka Gold, which is my latest addiction... this is the Old Silver, which is kind of a champagne color.

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  1. WOW Dina. This could be a piece of art hanging on someone's wall in a frame. Beautiful.

  2. You are allowed gloves! I save all the fingers from hair dye gloves for my messy habits.
    Love your card!

  3. Dina, I don't have the supplies you used, but I sure do like what you did. So free, so colorful, and so beautiful...thanks for sharing a fun experiment. ...have a good day.

  4. This is absolutely stunning! What a fun way to create a background and I love the diecut element of the sentiment.

  5. Absolutely Gorgeous Dina!!!! I would love to give this a try...but think I will use gloves - LOL!

  6. Beautiful. There nothing like getting your fingers messy. You really know how to use your fingers so professionally.

  7. This is another wonderful piece of work you've done. Thanks for the share.

  8. Beautiful colorful background. Going to try it. I love the idea of cutting fingers from the gloves used for hair dying. Who would think! Going to adopt that as well.