How to Make Fingerprint Art | Sophie’s World

How to Make Fingerprint Art | Sophie’s World


hi I’m Sophie and welcome to my world
you know I have always been an entrepreneur when I was 10 years old I
started my own little company that I called Imprints and they were thumbprint
art that were on stationery and little picture frames and that sort of stuff
and I sold them for like $1 a piece and this is literally the sign that I had
set out to sell my wares and as you can see it says impress yourself we’ll turn
your fingerprint into art $1.00 for framed personal prints with your
designed traits pick from one of our pre-made designs or come up with your
very own talk about this is me at 10 what’s hysterical though is I was looking at
some of these going back in time and my handwriting has not changed one iota
I’ve always written this way so anyway I thought you know let’s do a blast from
the past with you know miss entrepreneur here and I’m going to show you how I
first started out my first entrepreneurial gig and that is with
thumb print art so all you need is your thumb and an ink pad and a pen and you
too can impress yourself I’m going to show you how right now for this project
you will need an ink pad preferably not black paper thin point markers and baby
wipes now it takes a little bit of practice so you’re not going to want to
do this on the sheet that you’re gonna actually make your artwork but it does
take a little practice to make sure you get the right amount of ink on your
thumb and what you don’t want to do is you don’t want to roll your thumb you
just want the pad you don’t want the sides you know like when they do your
finger prints when you’re being taken in by the FBI they roll your whole finger
now you don’t want that you just want to get a nice good amount on your thumb and
then just give it a bloot like that now that’s not bad it’s a little dark
then you can do a couple and you’ll get it to about where you want so that’s
about perfect that’s a little too dark that’s a little too light this one is
just right as they say with you know Goldilocks and the Three Bears
now I’m also gonna do one little guy just to show you that you can also do
pinkies pinky over there there we go
and you don’t have to use your thumb you can use any any finger that you
prefer now this is why I told you to have the baby wipes because you’re going
to want to wipe off your hands make sure you get rid of all that ink before you
do your artwork now the reason I say don’t do black is because it’s just so
dark that you just can’t see anything when you draw on it it’s just
dark so first thing we’re gonna do is we’re going to start out with something
simple now do understand I am drawing upside down here but I’m gonna give it
some ears like this and I’m gonna give it a neck like that
give it some hair and one eye two eyes two little nostrils and I have
myself a horse now what’s fabulous and wonderful about these little guys is
that you know they’re very very very very simple so it’s just like you know
whatever speaks to you about that shape they can become you know that can become
an elephant’s head that can become an elephant’s body and you know you don’t
have to do it just this way you can turn yours and you can make it into
something sideways like this and there you’ve got a ladybug so use your imagination and go to town and remember I told you the little one check this out…it’s a mouse let’s give it some little ears
I think they did the most fun thing to do though is to make people and so I’m
gonna make myself ready I’m gonna give you some eyes some hair that crazy hair
of mine that I can’t do anything with I’ve always got a big smile I can’t forget
what the overalls gotta have the overalls and I’ve been way into ugg boots lately
so I’m gonna give you my boots and put a little pocket on there you can’t forget
the arms, Tada and then just have some fun coloring it
in and there you have it that’s all there is to impressing yourself take
that thumbprint and just go crazy with it let your imagination leave the
station I mean it can be so much fun and listen if you need a little inspiration
I’ve written a blog about this and I’ve scanned some of my earlier artwork and
you know it’s all there for you to enjoy so whatever you do make sure you check
us out Sophie-world.com you’ll be impressed
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