Blog: Wellspring Taster Challenge – Finger Painted Blooms

Create with child-like freedom and feel a tactile connection to your work, with Erica’s beautiful finger-painted blooms!

Starting a painting from scratch can be intimidating, right? This easy way of creating takes the stress out of painting, no paint brush required, just your fingers! This is a really simple way to make what I call ‘blobby roses’ and they are really quick too. It also uses minimal materials.

More than anything it is about having fun with your materials, not over-thinking the process and just seeing where the work takes you. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t come out exactly like mine, it is your own creation and should be exclusive to you, as long as you have fun above all!


  • 5 x 7inch canvas
  • PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints: Magic Moss, Blush, Sugar Plum, Purple Rain, Snowflake, Wintergreen, Tinned Peas
  • White gel pen (I used Uniball Signo Broad)
  • Off-cut of kraft card
  • Fingers!

Video Tutorial

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Meet the Tutor

Erica Evans

Erica Evans

Erica has been creating craft projects for the past 20 years after leaving Art College and finding a part time job in a craft shop in Cardiff. She is a resident tutor for Mixed Up and loves nothing better than getting messy with paints, stamps and inks! Mixed media and art journals are her favourite pastimes and she loves to share her ideas with others in person at her demos and workshops in Cardiff, and on her You Tube channel.

1 Comment

  1. I have just watched your video Erica & it is fab, your tutorial is completely inspiring & very easy to follow, thank you, I am off for a play right now … Jane x


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