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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
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
http://inkmagination-robin.blogspot.com/ Prov. 18:21 Speak life!
CC Guest Design Team member Aug. 2013; QFTD201
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team; Dirty Girl; MFP Design Team; DRS Design Team
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!