Paper Adventures Team Hop – Pointillism

Good Evening everyone – and welcome to the weekend! Hope you have all had a good week, it was back to school for us this week in Western Australia after a two week break….a slight shock to the system but a great start to the last term of the year.

Tonight I am hopping with the amazing girls from the Paper Adventures team and we have a super fun, and somewhat unique hop for you. We are all about Pointillism tonight – AKA Dot Colouring – and it is exactly as it sounds – colouring using dots. Pointillism is an art technique dating back to the mid 1800s – though the original artists who used this technique were somewhat mocked. It didn’t take long for it to become an ‘accepted’ form of colouring – even Vincent Van Gogh has a self portrait done using Pointillism. Our guest designed tonight is Kayla McCreddie who has the most amazing flair for all things colour and texture. Check out her project here, or just keep hopping around all the participants until you are back to where you started.

For my card tonight I have used a solid black image from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set. I added dots of colour around the edge using Stampin Blends in Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

I’ve kept the dotty theme going in the background by picking a piece of spotty Bermuda Bay DSP. The layout and the sentiment are very simple so that the colouring technique really becomes the feature of the card.

Have you tried this technique before? It’s simple to do and you can use it to colour inside an image, or to highlight around the edges like I have done. Go lightly when you are adding your dots as you don’t want to damage your nibs. For me I found as I was drawing the dots I was really skeptical it was going to turn out OK – but keep going and you will be pleased with the result.

Next up in tonight’s team hop is amazingly talented and equally lovely Mandy – click below to check out her project.

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