Good Morning Fellow Stampers!
Happy Hump Day! :-) We saw camels at the Zoo last Saturday; and of course my silly goose boyfriend had to "play act" the "Hump Day" commercial -- oh brother!! LOL We had fun!
This week, as promised, I am answering a question from a fabulous follower of mine. Her question was instigated by my Father's Day card post which I posted just a couple weeks ago to a Paper Players and GDP challenge I participated in. I used the In The Meadow stamp set, and I talked about stippling the leaves on my trees in that picturesque stamped scene. Gloria asked what "stipple" actually meant, and indicated that no one had ever been able to actually answer her on that. I was surpised!
Today's video is short and sweet, and deals directly with what stippling is and how you do it. Simply put, Stippling is actually an artistic technique. The formal definition says:
"Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists."
(in drawing, painting, and engraving) mark (a surface) with numerous small dots or specks:"the miniaturist's use of stippling"
produce a decorative effect on (paint or other material) by roughening its surface when it is wet.
Some artists create entire artwork images with the stippling technique. For example:
Do you see how this Mona Lisa was created completely by "drawing" numerous small dots to create the image?
How about this Cheetah? Pretty incredible, right?
In cardmaking crafts, we can stipple using our markers, and light, firm, controlled "dotting" with our hand and wrist. This is basically how I created the "leaves" for my trees in the Father's Day Card. I hope today's video will be helpful to you and answer any questions you have.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me -- firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm here and happy to help, and be your Creative Coach :-)
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Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Until Next Time . . .