Let's go and get drunk on light again –
it has the power to console.
~ Georges Seurat
Did you ever play the Parker Brothers' board game, Masterpiece? One of my girlfriends got it for Christmas the year it came out, 1970. I stalked her house that whole year and pestered her to play it again and again. It's the first time I remember seeing Georges Seurat's pointillism technique in A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.
Sadly, Masterpiece has been out of print since 1996, proving once again that I am vintage – but not antique.
How cool is it that we all get to play a little with Seurat's pointillism thanks to the super über talented Michelle Boyer and the fabulous tutorial she put together for the My Favorite Things Academy.
I followed Michelle's tutorial step by step while playing with week's My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. She makes it so easy. I love this pointillism technique, but she also taught me how she colors the faces so sweetly, grounds the images and makes a soft shadow . . . and more. And it's all free, right here.
I enjoyed it so much I did it again for the inside of my card.
I used this week's My Favorite Things (MFT) Wednesday Stamp Club sketch (MFTWSC112).
You can get all the details to play with this week's sketch by visiting the MFT Blog and the MFT forum on Splitcoast Stampers (look for the most recent WSC thread). You could win up to $20 in MFT money. One winner is chosen at random each week!
Michelle will tell you all the Copic markers she used (and I followed) to color this darling Doodle Gardens stamp set, Raptor Round Your Finger. Here are the rest of the ingredients.
Finished size; 5-1/2" by 5-1/2". Other in ingredient include Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, Bo Bunny Press Camp-a-lot collection 6" x 6" pad, Bo Bunny Press Camp-a-lot Buttons
So, tomorrow night I have a date with my husband and daughter to play Masterpiece. She's an art major. She's about to get schooled.Pin It