Friday, 14 January 2011

Punch pals from last weekend's class

As punch art isn’t usually my “thing”, for my class last weekend I had to go Googling for ideas. There are LOADS out there and some of them are spectacular. I’ve seen all the Sesame Street characters, Shrek and Donkey, people, and just about every animal possible. There were too many to choose from so all the class attendees received a handout giving them some more ideas to have a go at later. I’m pleased to report that Angela and Judie at least have had another go.

The pig crops up everywhere, but I know that I found the cat on another UK demonstrator’s blog. It’s Joanne again – she’s very talented, I know you’ll find lots of inspiration on her blog.

We made him in grey because all the class attendees received a black journaling pen but he’d look just as cute in Pumpkin Pie or Tangerine Tango, if you have a co-ordinating marker to use to decorate him.

It’s important to put the stripes on before you start assembling. The whiskers and eyes can be added at the end.

Basic Gray pieces
Body: 1¾” circle
Ears: 5-petal flower, two petals cut out
Feet: ¾” circle
Tail: Use the 1 ¾” circle again to punch the template left behind by the body

Whisper White pieces
Chest: 1 ¼” circle
Ears: 5-petal flower, two petals cut out – trim these a little smaller to overlay on the grey
Eyes: ¼” circle x 2
Muzzle: ½” circle

Pretty in Pink
Nose: Boho blossoms, two petals cut off together. OR one petal cut from the middle flower.

It was funny how everybody’s pig looked different, even though we used the same punches. It’s all in the eyes, I reckon.

Pretty in Pink pieces
Body: 1 ¾” circle
Head: 1 3/8” circle
Nose: ½” circle
Tail: ½” circle, cut in a spiral
Feet: Heart to Heart punch – the smallest heart
Ears: Heart to Heart punch – the largest heart

Whisper white
Eyes: ¼” circle (now retired)

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  1. Oh my goodness, are these ever cute! I love that little kitty (probably because he looks like my little furball!) and that pig is adorable. Thanks for sharing the instructions, too. :)


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