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Painted Team Spirit Foam Finger

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Painted Team Spirit Foam Finger
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Painted Team Spirit Foam Finger

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Show your team spirit with a painted foam finger suitable for cheering in all weather conditions.

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Learn more about Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Black Tie (DA539)
  • Cotton Ball (DA500)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Silver (Metallic) (DA550)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • scissors
  • #10 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • Silhouette electronic cutting machine (Silhouette America)
  • cosmetic sponges
  • Con-Tact® paper
  • foam finger (Michaels)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use a pencil or stylus to transfer the finger detail pattern on the foam finger. Hint: If you press hard enough, it will carve it a little bit so you can still see after you paint over it.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a #10 flat brush and Black Tie to fill in all of the hand except for a small border of the foam. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use a #1 liner brush and Silver (Metallic) to paint on all the finger details from the pattern already transferred.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use the Silhouette machine and Con-Tact paper to cut your choice of words in your favorite fonts to fit the foam finger. (I used Con-Tact paper so it would stick to the finger for better stenciling results.) Remove the adhesive backing of the Con-Tact paper stencil and place firmly on the finger.
  5. Use a cosmetic sponge to pounce on Cotton Ball as a basecoat.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a new cosmetic sponge to pounce on Lipstick, leaving the hatch-tag Cotton Ball for interest. Remove the Con-Tact paper stencil.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a liner brush with Cotton Ball to outline the words. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the handle end of the same liner brush dipped in Silver (Metallic) to add polka dots in every other letter. Re-dip handle for each dot to keep a consistent size. Wipe off the handle end.
    Step 7 Example