Timeless Tuesday ~ Build it with DOTS!

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to another fabulous edition of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!! I get to be your hostess this week and I'm hoping to challenge you to create something with SUPER FUN this week.  My challenge to you is to...

Create a card or project using DOTS to color your back ground and/or part of your image.
This technique is known as POINTILLISM.

Notice the pears on my card below. They are coloured using just dots! Yup!! Some dots are large, and some are quite small but the pears are coloured using only layers of simple dots.

I used the following Copic Collections to colour my focal image above:

My card this week is actually an easel card so I decorated the inside of my card to match the front! 

Now on to my tutorial...  Click any image to enlarge it!

Pointillism Tutorial using Copic Markers

Step 1:
I first stamped my pears on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and then I coloured the whole fruit using the Copic YG0000.  I let it thoroughly dry and then I applied some large dots of the same colour.

Step 2:
Then I grabbed my Y000 and added more large dots over top of the previous dots.  The colour is slowly beginning to develop and shade the pear.

Step 3:
Then I began adding some G20 to build in the green colour of the pear.  This time I used a medium sized dot and applied it right over top of my two yellow shades leaving some "light" spots on the pear's surface.

Step 4: 
Then I grabbed a brighter yellow-green Copic, YG21.  I applied a medium and small dot to all the areas again to once again, build that colour up!

Step 5:
Then I went brighter still and added some YG01.  I added an array of medium and small dots to the pear leaving the "light" spot open and free of dots again!

Step 6:
Then I added some soft pink because if you have ever looked as some pears, they have almost a pinky-peachy hue to parts of them!  Here I used some soft R000 small dots of colour.

Step 7:
Then I started building it a touch of soft orange.  Here I used a YR20 and simple small dots.

Step 8:
Here I added some more bright yellow to make the surface pop with colour.  I used Y04.

Step 9:
For the last and final step, I added some G40 to add that last touch of green colour to my pears.  See where the shadows are?  I added more concentration of dots to these areas to saturate the colour I was using and to create those shadows in the fruit.

I hope you try this easy and fun technique this week. We can't wait to see what you create for this week's challenge! Take a moment a leave a comment on our talented Friends of Flourishes Team member blogs and our guest designer for September...
Since I'm hostess for this week's challenge, I'm going to GIVEAWAY to one of my lucky commenters here on my blog, one of our fabulous NEW FLOURISHES STAMP SETS!  
One lucky commenter will win our new September release "Snow Scenes" stamp set from me!  All you have to do to be eligible, is leave a comment below.  I will announce a winner here on Sunday sometime so you have until then to leave a comment.  Good luck!


Good luck everyone! Happy stamping everyone!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Pears)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, "Poppy Red" Collection, Bazzill
patterned papers:  Bo Bunny
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:  Copic, Memento
pen:  Copic Multi-liner 3.0
edge punch: EK Success
tools:  Copic Airbrush
pearls:  Recollections
other: thread.


D- said...

LOVE your card. This technique really makes the pears look real. I'll have to give it a try. TFS.
Thanks for leaving the sweet comments on my blog.
Crafty hugs,

Karen W said...

Wow this is beautiful and a very cool technique. Thanks for the ideas and your card is gorgeous!

KimCreate said...

Allison, your coloring and card are sooooo beautiful. I'm going to give this a try this week. Thanks for the tutorial.

Theresa's Studio said...

Love your tutorial on pointillism. You make it look so simple that I am going to give it a try. Your card and coloring are beautiful. Great choice of colors and paper.

Kathy said...

Wow, Allison, this is gorgeous! Beautiful job with the technique! Thanks for having me join in the challenges with month! Blessings! Kathy

Marsha said...

Never have seen this technique. Results are beautiful. And your card - wow, gorgeous.

Lynne said...

A fun technique to try and your card is lovely. Always enjoy Flourishes products, they never disappoint.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Thanks for the tutorial Allison, that should hellp me a lot. A beautiful card.

BeckyTE said...

Beautiful pears, Ally. I have seen this done before and felt intimidated by the technique. Thanks for your tutorial ~ I think I will give it a try.

Cheryl said...

Wow! Allison, this is beautiful! Fab coloring, and I absolutely love the gorgeous white die cut you've framed it with. Never would I have thought the polka dot paper would have worked with this, but it's perfect! Thanks for the tutorial. I almost always forget to let my ink dry between colors of dots!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous technique, gorgeous card.

Helen said...

Well, Ally, I have done a LOT of copic colouring, but have never seen this technique before. It looks great and I'm dying to give it a go. Your pears look absolutely delicious!!

Marsha Reed said...

Your card is so very pretty! I really like this technique.

Broni said...

How gorgeous, Ally! I love how your pears turned out! And that SB die cut frame is awesome!

Barbara said...

Ally, can you delete my entry for this week, as I posted the wrong card. I do have one, and I am wondering if I can post that on in it's place. I appreciate your help.

Barbara said...

Hi again. Sorry to have bothered you, but I was able to figure it out by myself. I am so new to linking. But I have to say that I love these stamps and already have 6 sets. I have learned so much from your site as well. Thanks.

Stephanie McKnight said...

I am new here and stopped to say, "Hello", and your pears are beautiful, and so real looking. Thank you for showing me how to do this new technique - dots! WOW! Who would have thought!

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