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Hopefully you aren't a procrastinator like I am. I am still crazy working on taxes! Two more days~! If you ARE done (like I SHOULD be), or don't have taxes due Tuesday, then maybe you will have time to play along in our Technique Challenge today:
Create a card or project using DOTS to color your background and/or part of your image.
This technique is known as POINTILLISM.
ETA: In painting, pointillism is the practice of applying small strokes or dots of contrasting color to a surface so that from a distance they blend together. The term was first used to describe the paintings of Georges Seurat. Other notable painters using this technique early on were Camille Pissarro and Paul Signac.
I have attached some thumbnails of Impressionistic work for you to browse.
DD Alum Christine Okken has a FABULOUS tutorial on this technique.
I had fun with lots of green dots for this botanical style tulip stamped image, combined with SU's Blessed Easter. Used a hair clip to show the second sponged yellow layer- the inside of the card- and a finger puppet- a bunny of course! Here's Dot Dot Dot Tulip
__________________ Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas
Just a note about this technique. I had never heard of it, but when I took my card into the local shop today, the YOUNGER girl, about the age of my kids, said "oh we did that in art class in school"! I know I have seen paintings like that, but was surprised they taught it in school- locally! There are some really neat cards in the gallery! I will have to try this more often! Thanks for the challenge and bringing something REALLY new to me!