Pointille Heart Art

February 4, 2013

This was so much fun to do.
I felt like a little kid playing in paint.
I'm working on some frames for the gallery wall, but this was so quick and easy I just had to squeeze it in before Valentines. :)
Isn't this adorable??
I used my iPhone for most of the pictures and I'm surprised how well they came out.... Works for me!

Pointillism is a technique of painting in which, small distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Have you ever seen this type of art?  I've seen it done with tiny pictures that then create a larger picture.  
It's really neat.

Anyway, you won't believe how easy this was....
I thought I'd do a test run before I started on the canvas.  Who wants to mess up a perfectly good canvas? So, here is my first try at it.
I wasn't sure if I wanted a painted background or what color I wanted to use.  Definitely didn't like the painted background. The more I thought about it, I decided to use orange.  That way I could still display it after Valentine's Day.
So, here goes.
I didn't want to have to stay in the lines. 
So, I used some old contact paper I had on hand, and used it as a stencil.
I traced and cut out a heart.
The contact paper didn't stick well to the canvas, 
but it didn't move around much either.
Then all I did was get out my tangerine acrylic paint and a pencil
 with an eraser on the end.
Dip and paint... Dip and paint.
I wanted a pretty crisp edge, see how I painted right on the contact paper?
More dipping and painting...
I'm getting there.  Doesn't it look cool?
Almost done....

Isn't the pattern interesting.
Man, I love orange... It just makes me smile :)
Then I just popped it in a frame.
I still need to do a little Valentines display.
I'll be adding this little piece.
Fun, right??
Do you decorate or do a display for 
Valentine's Day?

Blessings,
Lori

37 comments:

  1. This came out great! Love the orange color, too :)

    You've been quite crafty lately :) Can't wait to see your gallery wall!

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    1. Thanks, Ash! I've got so much I want to do, but no time!! I love the orange too.... It just makes me smile. :)

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  2. wow this si cute!! nice tutorial

    visit my blog ^^
    www.luchluchcraft.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Inge! I love doing little crafty projects. :)

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  3. Oh my, how simple and sweet... and orange is a great color for a heart, too!
    JoAnn

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    1. Hi JoAnn, I can't seem to stay away from orange... :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  4. Wow this is really cute and looks pretty simple :) I love it! You could really do any shape you want. Thanks for linking up to the weekly creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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    1. Hi Shannon! Yes, you are right! Any shape would work.... Thanks for the opportunity to share our creative projects!

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  5. This is a neat idea. I am always looking for easy art projects. I really like it. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Lauren! Thank you. I will definitely check out your party! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. Wow, I LOVE this. Sometimes the simplest things are the most amazing! I'm hosting a Loving Valentine's Day party and I'd love for you to stop by and link up.

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/02/loving-valentines-day-party-link-up.html

    Have an amazing day!

    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn! Thanks! One of my mottos.... less is more. :) I'll check out your party. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love how this turned out! great idea to get the edges crisp! Thanks for sharing at our MOnday Funday party!

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  8. Lori, I just love this Heart...I love the way you made it and just how simply yet stunning it is! Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!

    Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn, thank you... It was my pleasure to share. I appreciate the opportunity! :)

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  9. Your heart caught my eye. Neat project. Pinned to my love board! Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/hey-girl-valentine-party.html

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  10. New follow too. Follow me back:) www.sewsweetvintage.com

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  11. Show and Tell Saturday is LIVE at Sassy Little Lady! I’d love to have you come join the party!

    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-3

    Kathie

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  12. It is perfect! And still time to make one!

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    1. Hi Holly! Yes, there is plenty of time! Way too easy and way too much fun!

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  13. I love this and am adding it to my list of things I need to DIY!

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    1. Hi Tamsyn, thank you! It way too easy and fun!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  14. Amazingly simple and beautiful!
    Wanna fetch a canvas and paint and do it!

    Lusine
    Enjoy Teaching English

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  15. Oh! Lori! This is so cute! I love the idea of using the pencil eraser. Never knew it was called pointille.. very cool!

    Thank you for linking up to Financial Friday at the Grant life! Im going to feature this Tuesday in my Valentine's roundup! Be sure to check it out :)

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    1. Hi Kelley! It's so easy and fun! Thank you. And thank you for the feature! :)

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  16. Your art looks great! Saw you at the Grant Life!

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  17. That is SO so pretty! I love that, I'll have to pin this one! Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much! Gotta LOVE Pinterest!! :)

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