Q-tip Pointillism

Q-tip Pointillism


Hello Splitcoast friends, I’m
France Martin, independent demonstrator with Stampin Up at frenchiestamps.com.
Today I’m going to share with you the …not the thumping but the q-tips
technique really–it’s q-tips and thumping. Very
simple. What we’re going to do is take about five (you can do more or less)
q-tips and I just tied them up together with an elastic here, then you’re
going to take a few colors. In this choice I’m choosing Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and a
very little of Old Olive. You’re going to take a clear block or you can use wax
paper. You’re going to put a few drops. I did a few drops of Pumpkin Pie, I’m
going to come with my Cherry Cobbler and do a few drops, and then for the Old
Olive I’m going to just do one little drop on the side. I just want very little of
the green. Now I pre-stamped to speed up the process here. I pre-stamped
the trees from Winter Woods. Stamped that with Memento black ink and I sponged
Balmy Blue at the top and Old Olive at the bottom. So whatever you prefer – this was
the same one. Thiswas with the Sheltering Tree and also I did one with
Peaceful Place here. So it doesn’t matter the trees – like the
skeleton tree work even better with that. You’re going to take your – here we go.
Take the new one there – going to remove that, and I had started here and the battery went down, so live and learn. I’m going to tap here, tap on the side.
You want to make sure that your q-tips are about equal. I’m going to come and
just tap. So it’s going to give you the look of the trees there. You can use as
many colors as you want it’s just be careful not to use like too
many of the colors that when they’re going to tap together it’s going to get
mixed. So if you use a lot of red then all your yellow would become red.
I need more yellow so I’m going to come here and tap tap tap. Also what you can
do to make it more fallish – you can add some that fell down here, little leaves
that fell down. Here we go. Now I’m going to add maybe a bit there. Like I said the green I just wanted very little – I’m going on the side
there like this and I’m going to add just a few leaves that didn’t turn yet. That is
it on the q-tips technique. Now to finish the card I use 8.5″
by 5.5″ scored at 4.25″ Crushed Curry. I’m going to mount my
already finished stamping and the q-tips technique. I’m going to mount that on Cajun Craze. This one was measuring 5.25″ x 4″. Now if you notice the
circle – that is a 1.75″ that I die cut from the center of that
for my greeting. My greeting is from from the stamp set
Gather Together. Before that I attach that I’m using
the linen twine that is Crushed Curry. So any linen twine
or whatever you want to decorate it and I just did a loop around. Put that in the
back. I’m gonna start and I crisscross it and then here and then in the center. When it gathered together in the center there it’s not at the
place that I want but let me share with you how we are going to fix that. I’m
going to place that right here. Now we’re going to attach that to our card front.
whoops here we go now I’m all cockeyed here. Let’s attach this over here now. For the
greeting like I said I don’t want that there so I’m going to use a
dimensional and I’m going to bring
that where I want it. I want this about here, so see you just gather that where
you want it. I’m going to put my dimensional on top of that. I’m going to remove this and
then I’m going to add two more dimensionals just for luck here,
one over there, and just so my circle stays very lovely raised up. We’re
going to put our greeting on the top. Season of thanks. Et voila my friend, that’s
simple. So all the written directions are going to be
right there on Splitcoast. Thank you so much for watching and Splitcoast thank
you for inviting me to be your tutorial guest. Have a lovely day my friend, bye
bye for now.

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