During the Easter holiday weekend I used a 1/4 inch circular hole punch and yellow paper to cover an entire egg. While it did take quite a long time to complete this project, the final outcome produced an adorable chick that had small feathers. I enjoyed working with the hole punch so much that I wanted to use the same technique for creating a piece of art.
- Hole punch
- Thicker paperboard, card stock or canvas board
- White glue
- Tooth picks
I used the same 1/4 inch hole punch that I used for my chick but you could use any type or size of hole punch. Use circles, squares, hearts or any shape but remember that a larger punch will allow you to complete this project sooner as it will take less time to fill in the blank space. Smaller punches are more tedious to work with but create a finer detailed picture.
You will need a thicker piece of paper or cardboard as your mounting board. I used a 6 x 6 inch square of thick textured white paper as my board because I wanted to start small and simple.
Next, I used the hole punch to punch out a couple hundred circles in a gradient of 4 different purples. At this point I wasn't really sure what design, pattern or shape that I was going to do but I knew I liked the combinations of colours.
After some consideration I decided on the design of an electronic equalizer display. Its simple, easy and would look good with the hole punched circles.
Using a toothpick I applied a small dab of glue to the back of each circle and carefully positioned it on the paper board. It is essential that you line up each circle as perfect as possible so that your design doesn't curve one way or the other. I kept adding the circles until I was happy with the way it looked and let it completely dry.