Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Fingerpainting with Lilypad Lake

Hi Everyone!

For today's blog post I wanted to share with you a technique that I recently 'discovered'. I'm sure it's not a new technique for crafters, but it is new to me and I really like the effect it creates. WARNING you will get very inky fingers!

I'm calling this technique 'finger painting'. When designing my cards for last weeks Coffee and Cards, I'd decided to use one of our new stamp sets 'Lilypad Lake'. I wanted to put the bird (a Heron?) in some water with a reed effect coming out. As there isn't a stamp for that in the stamp set, I decided to use a mix of sponges and my fingers to come up with the background. I dipped my index finger into Balmy Blue ink and dragged it up the page. I then used the edge of a sponge dipped in Granny Apple Green ink to make the sharper effect. I then stamped and fussy cut the bird, added the sun, lily pad and sentiment, and job done!

Here's my finished card:

I demonstrated this technique to my Coffee and Card ladies, and I was so impressed with the cards they made using their fingers! One of my favourite things at Coffee and Cards is seeing how people take my cards and use their creativity to change them up a bit! 

This amazing card was created by Dianne Endersby:

And these two beautiful cards were created by Virginia:

Aren't they amazing? If you want to see more about this technique and how I made my cards, head over to my Facebook page and check out my Facebook Live video -

All products used to make this cards can be found in my Online Shop, just head to 'Shop' and take a look. 

Have a lovely crafty day!

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