Tuesday, September 14, 2010
These are some more background sheets I've been preparing for future projects. These are all cut down to 6x6, however, when I made them they were 12x12. I call these my "finger painting with Twinkling H20's." I'll explain that in case anyone else wants to give it a try. You know the large trays you can buy for working with glitter and other tiny substances and once you're done using those substances you use the funnel that is built into the tray to put the glitter back into it's jar? Well that is where I keep my small jars of Twinkling H20's. The whole tray is filled with them and the tops have long been thrown away (however when I'm not using them I do cover them with a cardboard piece so no dust can get into them.) Whenever I want to use my Twinkling H20's I take that tray to the sink and I top each color off with water. I then let them sit for about a half an hour so that they can mix with the water and get nice and juicy. The last time I did this, I was wearing a pair of gloves and I decided instead of using a paintbrush, I would dip my finger in each container and then swip my finger on some blank acrylic paper. So after dipping in several different colors and wiping it on the paper, I then used a mister bottle to mist the colors so they would expand and brighten. What you see here is the end result of me doing that and just moving the colors around the paper with my gloved hand. I was pretty happy with the end result.