Finger Painted Art Journal Backgrounds

Before I go further, it's been brought to my attention by an astute reader that I should absolutely not play with artist quality paints with my fingers due to the carcinogenic nature of certain pigments. {here's my solution to achieve the same look without fingers touching paints}. Pop over to Comfortable Shoes Studio or this post by Mark Golden for more info.

9x12" art journal backgrounds

Paint something with your fingers today!

Painted these with my fingers mostly, gobbing on a bunch of tubed acrylic paint, smearing around, and playing with a very sharp corn cob holder to scratch texture into the watercolor paper. I added cinnamon on the first page (my younger daughter's idea) and the page smells yummy.