Thursday, June 13, 2013

AlphabeThursday - D is for Dot

D is for DOT.
Also know by artists as a Round.
Best know in the world as a Circle.

My favorite way of making dots is with Punchinella.  Ever heard of this?  Well, I didn't know what it was until two or three years ago.  Then I took an art journaling class with Moira Richardson, and my whole way of looking at circles changed.

This is Moira's explanation of punchinella:
"Punchinella is the by-product of the sequin manufacturing process -- rather than let this stuff go to waste, manufacturers make this sequin waste available to the public for fabulous artistic experimentations. Lots of people use this for everything from wreath-making to stenciling in our art journals! If you haven't tried it yet -- what are you waiting for? You'll love it!"

Don't want dots on your page?  Punchinella comes in different shapes.  
Moira has lots of it for sale in her Etsy shop if you're interested. 

Here's my index card for the week.

You can see what great dots it left on the paper.  I used spray ink, but you can apply ink from stamp pads or use foam pads and paint.  I might add something more to this card, but I do kinda like it just the way it is!

I am linking this post to Jenny Matlock over at AlphabeThursday!
Come visit us!


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I've seen that around Etsy -- I just thought it was some kind of metallic ribbon! Who knew it was sequin leftovers!
I thought of Punch and Judy when I first saw your post!

Karen S. said...

Dot, dot ,dot..... so very dotting creative! Nice post for D!

Karen S. said...

Dot, dot ,dot..... so very dotting creative! Nice post for D!

Monica said...

I love your dots! I've seen that stuff before, but had never heard the name - and I had NO idea it was "sequin waste"!

pasqueflower said...

I'd never heard of Punchinella. Cool!
What a wonderful inspiration your class has been! Love your card.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

love your card - i think it's awesome just like it is...

Kara Claflin said...

I am nowhere near creative or patient enough to use that kind of stuff. But, I do like to see what other people do with it. I have been having a very difficult time trying to figure out commenting lately. I would like my comment to appear most importantly. After that I would like it to link people to my blog and not to my google+ page. I noticed that your comment linked to your blog and I'm trying to figure out how you got it to do that. I have noticed that your blog says choose an identity and google account is an option. it is not an option on some blogs and when it's not my comments do not save.

Kara said...

thank you so much for helping me out. Sorry if I vented a little...I have been playing around and I think I have it better than it was before anyway. We shall see.

Along These Lines ... said...

Oh no, you've gone all dotty!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Punchinella, I suppose you can hve a lot of use for the scraps. My daughter's prom dress was made by my sister. It was of metalic material.

Crafty Moira said...

I love punchinella! I'm currently working on getting it in all shapes and sizes. So glad I could introduce you to a fabulous new-to-you material :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

fun dots!

Jenny said...

Oh wow!

What a delightful wya to create polka dots!

I love, love, love these!

I've never even heard of this!

It's divine how I always learn new things from you!

Thank you for linking.


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