Sunday, March 29, 2015

Finger Painting Technique

My mother, Jo Adair taught me this technique.

8" x 10" window glass panel
blue masking tape
acrylic paint
fluid medium
paint brush
pages from old text book

Use blue masking tape to cover cut edges all around the glass. This is to protect you from getting cut.
Clean glass panel and dry well. Lay glass panel down on craft table covered with newsprint.

Pour four or five acrylic colors on a foam plate, add a drop or two of fluid medium to each color and mix with tooth pick; the medium will keep you paint from drying too fast.
Use paint brush to color the glass. You don't need to make it solid.
Now the fun part of the project; use your finger or a q-tip to make a design into the wet paint. Place a piece of text paper torn from an old book down on the newspaper.
Use the glass as an inked stamp and press down on text paper. Pull up and see your new artwork. It's normal to see blank areas.
Clean the glass and start all over. It's hard to put this down once you master this new technique.

These are ideas I came up with after making mothers technique.
Press a stencil into the paint and make a negative or positive image on text paper.
Stamp the glass panel over your journal page.
Use a dry foam stamp in the painted panel before stamping down on paper.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ March

 I spent part of the day painting, stamping, texturing with stencil and embossing to make my tag using Tim's technique for 12 Tags of 2015 ~ March. 
 After I made my one of a kind background with Distress paint, I looked through my stamps and chose the little girl from #020 stamp sheet by Tim Holtz. This little girl always makes me smile. I enjoyed making this tag today. Thanks Tim for the inspiration. 
TH #8 manila tag, tissue tape, word bands
TH CMS#020 stamp sheet
TH Flourish layering stencil 032
TH Distress paint; salty ocean, broken china, mustard seed, wild honey, seedless preserves
TH Distress ink
Ranger Archival black ink, mister tool, craft sheet, heat tool, palette knife, masking
Clear embossing, molding paste, gold embossing, trim, pin

I love the colors Tim used on his tag: