Saturday, August 22, 2015

Tiny: Drawing Challenge #174




A tiny pin prick hurts like crazy but doesn't print well on porous paper. 
It's not as successful as I had imagined but I'll keep working on the idea. 


The lovely Tammie is our Drawing Challenge host this week.  Click here to see more artist's works. 




14 comments:

  1. your creativity is so inspiring! tiny pin pricks, indeed!

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  2. Love the use of text in here. - eric

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  3. Yes, tiny things can hurt big! Like the idea and the process :)

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  4. I am curious how you made this.
    I like the texture you created.
    i agree, tiny pin pricks hurt.

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    1. Tammie, I poked pin holes into a thin styrofoam piece. Then I added the text using the same straight pin (see photo). Using a black and then blue ink pad I inked the styrofoam and pressed it on to paper. Ta da!

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    2. that is so cool. even though you show the styrofoam, i could not tell what it was. I can see it now. it also sounds like a fun thing to do. Thank you for sharing your how to.

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  5. Love the idea here Carole! It completely reminded me of something I'd read which is that ladies years ago when transferring a design to a quilt, used to make a pin-prick outline of what they liked and then hold it in place over the fabric and then use cinnamon to sprinkle over the pin prick holes and so the image would be outlined in cinnamon dots on the quilt fabric. They'd quilt over top of that. Can you imagine the smell? Awesome. Love this idea of yours, N, x

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  6. that's a technique that requires patience, the printing/press looks good to me. I like how it makes those unexpected textures there.

    have a lovely day.

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  7. you take paper piercing (ornare?) to a whole new level my friend

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  8. I have no idea what you had in mind but for me the result looks really interesting, I really like the fading and cracked effect!
    barbara bee

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  9. Great idea! I also like the texture it produces.

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  10. I just love how this turned out, didn't know
    anything about it before :)
    I should give that a try myself :))

    Have a beautiful day!
    Möwe

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  11. tiny pin pricks drive me up the wall, the few times i am mending some thing or other. and i always do it, no matter what prick myself, that is. arrghhgh. but this idea of yours is prickly for other reasons, very thoughtful. n♥

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  12. Anyway i see a very interesting work!!! :)

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