Remember the lenticular birthday card I posted a week or so ago? This art project is something of a take on that idea.
Looking at it straight on, you can see each circle is half one pattern, half another. Turn to see it at an angle, however, and the second pattern is erased from view.
This artwork is easy to create and make it your own way. I started by using a 1-inch hole punch to cut nine dots from two sheets of complimentary patterned papers. Don't have a punch? You can trace a quarter and cut out the circles with scissors instead, but I'd recommend stacking the two pieces of paper and cutting through both sheets at once to get an exact fit; just be sure to keep each pair together as you proceed.
I also cut a square from a scrap piece of mat board I got from my local art supply store; any sturdy board will do, such as poster board or regular ol' cardboard.
Fold each circle in half, with the printed/colored side on the inside of the fold.
Once you have nine of these conjoined pairs, glue them in a grid to your board. I just eyeballed it, but if precision is important to you, use a pencil to lightly draw three straight, vertical lines spaced evenly on the board, and line up the dots' center folds with the lines. Erase the pencil marks. Done!
I redid this project using scraps of drawing paper on which I'd painted some watercolor washes and splatters. I really like using handmade decorated paper for projects. Without meaning to, I ended up with a pastel Easter vibe.
Here's how it turned out. Even though the dots' paper is lighter weight than the scrapbooking paper I used above, there's no warping or floppiness. Cool.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.