Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pointillism with paper

Supplies: Magenta laser-cut Garden Greetings card, Paper Trey Guide Lines stamp, Distress ink, 1/8" circle punch

I was given this plain white, laser cut, Magenta Garden Greetings card and the first thing that came to mind was to cover the whole thing in tiny dots of color. Crazy, I know (now, that is, after I've given myself a bad ebow from all the dot punching ;-) To start, I decided to use some scrap patterned papers and rub Distress inks over them to give some depth to the color. Then I got to punching the hundreds of dots with an 1/8" circle punch! I started gluing each tiny dot, beginning with the pink coneflowers and then moving around to the orange tulips and finally the green leaves. I couldn't do anymore. My elbow gave out so I decide to color the vase with black Distress ink (to help tie in the black coneflower centers) and then stamped a design on the vase with a Paper Trey stamp. I then added tiny dots of Glossy Accents to highlight the stamp detail. You can see the details of this on the photo below. Make sure to click on it to enlarge it too. TFL!
Detail of the dots - Definitely CLICK on the image above.

I apologize for these poor photo images. I just couldn't get the colors right no matter what I did. The colors are much prettier in person. Again, thanks for looking!