Argh-lost internet just as I was hitting the submit and I lost my whole upload....oh well here we go again! Today's Mixability challenge is to fingerpaint. I thought right away of Lydia's fingerpainted cloud tutorial and thought I'd give it a whirl. I had a framed piece of cut canvas in my stash and decided to make another art piece to sell at the shop where I have my card rack. I rubbed blue Gelato over the top part of the canvas and then used a wet brush to color wash down over the whole piece. I went back with some Distress Ink daubed into the darker area. Once this was dry I daubed white acrylic onto my finger and painted in my clouds. Took the dog for a walk while this dried....if I stay in the house I'm always tempted to start back before everything dries! I then rubbed Gelatos directly to the parts of the stamp I wanted to use and spritzed heavily with water. I stamped onto my canvas (and had enough color left to stamp onto paper too). I went back and added in some detail with markers as I'd spritzed maybe just a tad too heavily. My sentiment is wood mosaic tiles (grabbed a whole bag at the thrift store for less than a dollar-they'll make great Scrabble-look sentiments too) that I daubed with the white paint. I stamped my letters on. My first pink "s" got a lot of extra pink on top from the cheapie stamp so I blended it in with some water and ended up liking the effect so went ahead and let the same thing happen with the other letters. I ended up switching frames as the original was too ornate-love the earthy feel of this one. Now I just have to figure out how to clamp it in as this thrift store frame had now back.
Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 GMT Views: 2335
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 7:09 PM
Fantastic sentiment Gail!!! So cool that now you are selling pieces of artwork too! Thank you for listing how you made this beauty, especially after losing your first draft! It really is wonderful, all the techniques and time are worth the result!!!