I’m not in love with the colours on this, and I ripped the paper in spots accidentally, but it was a F.A.I.L., which of course means First Attempt In Learning.
I shall try again.
For the “lace” I used a needle to poke holes in the paper and an Exacto knife to cut away the negative spaces. I then glued this to a previously painted (acrylic) ATC, and finished by using water colour on the lace one.
It’s not my best ATC, but it was a good attempt.
I may rip off the lace one and attempt to reuse the acrylic ATC because i really liked it, and these colours together juat aren’t doing it for me.
The next time I do this, i may also try to sand down the holes a bit, as they’re too raised for my liking.
First Attempt in Learning! Awesome way of looking at things!
I’m intrigued by your paper lace-making notion. It could have so many interesting applications.
Thank you I learned the definition of “fail” from my children’s parkour instructor
fascinating! From the term “paper lace” I was expecting something with a lot of fold & cutwork, but hole punching seems like a fun experiment also. Have you tried punching from the front side to see if that gives you a texture you like better?
I love F.A.I.L. I need to incorporate this in my elementary art classroom! I look forward to seeing your thoughts as you experiment with more ways to get what you are looking for! Thanks for sharing!
I agree. You won’t get it poking up so much if you punch from the front. Fun idea! Can’t wait to see where you take this!
So I did punch it from the front, but then I couldn’t for the life of me erase the design I had drawn in pencil (maybe I need a lighter hand next time). So I flipped it over to “hide” the drawn design. But you’re right, I think the front side was better, as long as I can erase the design next time.
I should probably clarify that I do all my ATCs on watercolour paper, including the “lace” one. I just find this kind of paper absorbs the copious amounts of glue I tend to use on mixed media ones. I also feel like it holds paint better, too, as well as watercolour, of course.
I don’t think I could use the “techniques” (for lack of a better term, because this is really just trial and error) on regular paper. I’d likely tear it to pieces lol
Well, phoey! Maybe mark your pattern for the punch holes on a different piece of paper & then punch through both?
And if you ever want to investigate other glue options, I’m pretty sure a search will find you the last six times we had conversations about what everyone likes for different mediums.
Oooh; that’s so smart! I’m going to try it!