I know that some people don't like paint on their hands, like REALLY don't like it, but I actually find it quite soothing. Now soil is a different matter - urgh! HATE gardening HATE the feeling of soil on my hands! Colourful paint however, is a different matter. Very often when faced with the scary blank white page I will just 'scribble' my fist patch of colour on with my hand. No more scary white space and I'm good to go.
I used the gorgeous new Dylusions paints for this page and I can honestly say the colours are AWESOME. These paints have almost a fluid consistency, but if you find they dry a bit too quick when finger painting (the heat from your hand speeds things up a bit!) you could try missing with a heavier body white such as an Amsterdam.
Her's my first 'scribbled' layer:
I then added a few more colours ... still very scribbly as you can see ...
I stencilled through a Dylusions stencil, using a sponge and only colours that I had already used, then added some doodling with a white Signo Uniball pen (the BEST white gel pen!), and then some touches of black. Every page needs a touch of black.
Some scrapes with an old credit card and a few bottle lids ... both ways up .... and my background is good to go. My hands however, need a good scrub ;-)