Cropping paintings

CircularPunch_5 ©KarenSmith
daisy doodles cropped with a circular hole punch

Happy accident

Whilst testing a new circular hole punch, I remembered how effective cropping an image is, not just in Instagram but also in real life!


I bought the 45mm circular paper punch to create some round labels with my logo on, it was on sale at my local big box haberdashery store – the cost of the hole punch and a pack of blank white A4 label paper works out much cheaper than buying speciality circular printable labels.

For a quick project using my new circular punch I drew some doodle daisies with watercolour washes on heavy watercolour paper, then carefully lined up the images to make sure a bit of dynamic cropping was occurring, and punched out some mini circular paintings , and arranged them on a blank card.

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