I have a fun technique to share today, it's called Pointillism. According to Wikipedia is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism. I love how the impact of simple dots can add to a project. It works great with an outline stamp, I chose to use the I Like You, one of the hostess only stamp sets from the annual catalogue. I love that this set has various sizes of flowers. This set is on the retirement list, so it is only available until June 2nd.
I chose some complimentary colours, using Stampin' Write Markers to add the dots of colour to the various flower images. I used Blackberry Bliss and Perfect Plum for the tiny flowers, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie and Tangelo Twist for the largest flower. For the leaves I used Old Olive, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz and the final flowers with Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.
It makes a nice effect, don't you think? From a distance it appears as though it's just shaded, but up close you can see all the tiny dots. I will admit that my hand did hurt after adding all the dots, but I am so happy with how it turned out that it was worth it. I decided to fussy cut out the coloured images then add over a black and white stamped background popped up on dimensionals.
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