A few weeks ago, Terri from Sew Fantastic posted a photo of some Pantone paint swatches on Instagram. I knew Pantone paint existed, but I had never seen the paint swatches before and I rushed to Lowe’s that night to get some. I knew right away that I wanted to stitch on them, but I put them aside because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to embroider on them.
Then the other night I got a text from Teresa from Daisies for Violet about these handy little things for punching holes in paper. I’ve seen them at Target but they were more than I wanted to spend for something I wasn’t sure I would use much. However, Michael’s has them on clearance for $.79-.99 so I picked up a few to try out.
Each of them makes a different dot formation, so I grabbed a few Pantone swatches and started making holes. I had a lot of fun with these, especially experimenting with making different patterns using the same punch.
I definitely want to experiment more, I plan on using a ruler to help make the lines straighter the next time I use it. I also need to play around to figure out an easy way to make sure the holes line up. I am excited to continue to play around with this, stitching on paper is fun. I enjoyed it when I cross stitched a watercolor painting last year, I really enjoy experimenting with stitching on unconventional surfaces.