Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Finger Painting ATCS for a group swap

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog!!! Well, I can't believe I signed up for a finger painting event in a card making group but I did!!! It was one of 3 events for April and the last one for me to tackle. Literally, tackle. Extreme reluctance because I haven't done much painting of any kind for at least 6-7 years and then it was probably 25 years before that since the prior time. I have several relatives on each side of my family who are very talented in their painting, which might account for some of my resistance. 

I used white cardstock for my paint surface and light sage green cardstock base, 3 acrylic paints, and 1 gold tempera paint, and a small section of waxed paper as my paint palette. Oh, and then a fine detail point black pen to add in some structural lines for the tulips as well as signing each one. A black stamp pad was used to ink the white cardstock edges. That's it. Just some messy dabbing, streaking, swirling kinds of motions using 4 fingers, not the thumb. 

My results:


The above shown set are being sent to my 'swapee' in the FB club, For the Love of Cards.


The set shown below will either be kept or mailed to 1 or 2 special people...


What do you think? 

This was not my comfort zone but I'm just going to have to spend time dabbling if I want to build my confidence. There's also the fact of being my own worst critic. sigh....


Facebook groups or a few challenge blogs were I can link this post are:

1. For the Love of Cards (greeting style and ATCs only) club/group in FB; currently 14 members, I think, with a limit of 25. April 2022 event. Swap exchange.

2. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; small private group started by me; if interested in joining, please let me know; currently I've been the only one to do the sharing but would love to have others who would like to share when they used more than paper/cardstock for a project....

3. Passionate Paper Creations and Friends group in FB; encourages usage of inks and markers for adding color; 

4. Crafting Happiness Challenges blog; May 1st start date; AG

link= https://craftinghappinesschallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/123-may-anything-goes-always.html

5. Mixed Media Lovers challenge blog; May 3rd start date; any mixed media project

link= https://mixedmedialovers.blogspot.com/2022/05/challenge-13-mixed-media-lovers.html

6. Get Creative Challenges blog; May; use flowers; [my tulips ATC is the one to showcase]

link= https://getcreativechallenges.blogspot.com/2022/05/ch-111-use-flowers.html


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Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

also owner of 2 challenge blogs:

Heart's Quest & its current extra page challenge of Valentine's Day Cards 

and

FarmQuest & on May 14-27, FQCB will have an extra page challenge of Thanksgiving Holiday Cards



10 comments:

  1. I’m the LUCKY one to receive this amazing ATC from Becca 💗

    This event caused her to go out of her comfort at zone and I love that she did take the adventure !

    INSPIRE OTHERS is the best feeling to share🙃

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  2. Wow Becca - love these - the flowers I would never have thought to have been 'finger painted', and the swirly ones are such fun ones
    Blessings
    Maxine

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    1. Ahh!! Thank you so very much, Maxine! I was trying to put small amounts of paint onto my waxed paper so I wouldn't have to touch the tubes/bottles again and had extra cardstock, so that's why there are 2 abstract geometric designs. The initial idea was to do some tulips. And I only needed to send 1 to my swap partner, but she also got 1 of the abstracts.

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  3. So glad you’ve joined our challenge at Mixed Media Lovers! I just love what you’ve made. Hope to see you again next time.
    Blogowner: Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  4. Waauw, nice! So glad that you joined Mixed Media Lovers!
    Marlies, DT

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  5. Beautifull card. Thanks for joining the challenge of Mixed Media Lovers. Greetings Helma DT

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    1. Thanks, Helma!!! (I had a great aunt by marriage named Helma!)

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