tips & techniques
creating on dotidoodle
Remember you are creating a work of art. Not all images are ideal. You might need to try a few before you get the right one. You are not trying to create an exact replica of your photo.
Zoom in close, rotate and crop creating a dynamic layout. Try it in greyscale and play with the brightness, contrast and exposure. Keep dotidoodling it until you’ve created your perfect work of art.
We have included a blank sheet to use as a surface protector. Place it under your big dotidoodle colouring sheet to protect the surface you are working on – just in case.
Make sure to place a piece of paper under the colour map sheet as you check off the dots as you are colouring because the markers may bleed through onto the surface below.
stay on track
Check off each dot on the map as you colour in your dotidoodle colouring sheet. Always cross reference your grid map numbers to help you stay on track.
fine or broad tip?
It is personal preference. Many dotidoodlers like to use the fine tip, outlining the dot first and then filling in the rest with the fine tip as well. Some people prefer the broad tip. They say the colour is more intense and it colours in faster.
place keeper strips
Use these like a ruler to help keep your place.
use your oops stickers
If you make a mistake, no problem! Using the “oops” sheets provided, place one of the white dot stickers directly over the mistake to fix it. If you are correcting a dot that is a dark colour, use two sticker dots. Each dotidoodle comes with 270 dot stickers so don’t stress about running out! If by chance you do just contact us and we’ll send you more.
Once you are done, use a black marker (number 120) to fill in the grid numbers on your dotidoodle colouring sheet. And voila! Your dotidoodle is now ready to frame and hang.
Many of you have been asking about framing. We found a 26″x26″ frame on Walmart online that works, is reasonable and easy to apply. All you have to do is cut off the outer frame with the numbers and it fits perfectly.
Put on your favourite music, podcast, audiobook or enjoy some peace and quiet while you relax and create your dotidoodle. Watch your personalized masterpiece come to life… and ENJOY!
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