Okay. In attempt to a. remember and b. re-tap into the creativity that I know I once had.. I'm going through old photos and gathering up PROOF of projects that once held me captive for hours and hours and hours at a time..This one was an experiment. It was fun, albeit painstakingly slow.. and my fingers hurt within minutes.
And I was very blonde.
So, I made a tool! And it helped immensely.. I actually loved how my "rose" turned out:
Feeling courageous, I set out to make a piece of art for my current boss.. a gift. She was known as the "Queen Bee" and so I took the theme and ran with it.
I wish it was easier to see.. the picture really doesn't do it justice..
Those were the only two things I ever made with this method.. I think it would be cool to do something on a massive scale, but it would take some time and the hardest part would probably be just keeping the paper flat and clean. But who knows...
If you feel like attempting this yourself.. it's really easy.
M A T E R I A L S :
1. cardstock or thick paper
2. needle, tack or something to "poke" your paper with
3. a rough sketch of your own, or a found image, to use as your guide
4. a cutting mat or piece of cardboard to protect your working surface
5. low adhesive tape
I N S T R U C T I O N S :
With clean hands, lay your image over your paper of choice, secure with a low adhesive tape and start punching/poking. Work from left to right, marking your progress in pencil to make sure you cover all your lines & shaded areas. When you're through, turn your paper over to reveal the textured side and frame "upside down". That's it!