You guys are probably going to think I’m a total nerd, but I am super obsessed with an iPhone game. I know it seems a little strange, especially considering I am nearly always in work mode, but this game has literally pulled me away from my work because it is so awesome.
And I have to tell you about it, so we can freak out over it together. Cool?
The game is called Two Dots. Amelia told me about it a couple of weeks ago and I am SO hooked now. On level 68, in case you’re curious.
If you’re not familiar with the game already, Two Dots is a free (award-winning) puzzle game where you connect like-colored dots to earn points and move onto the next level. Download it on the App store.
The interface is super easy to use and the illustrations that make up the different levels on the map are awesome.
So, we decided to make some Two Dots inspired DIY artwork for the studio. Which was actually perfect because I wanted to get a little seating nook in the entryway put together anyway, to hang out when I’m not on my computer.
To make your own Two Dots inspired artwork, you’ll need…
– heavy paper or card stock
– acrylic paint
– paint brush
1. Start with a line drawing of the trees and/or jungle leaves. We sketched out a couple of options for the jungle leaves before using the ‘good’ paper to determine placement, etc. So, I would recommend that as well. The trees were super easy, so no need to test those out ahead. Just FYI.
2. Once the pencil drawing is completed, it’s time to paint! Super easy! Just use a smallish brush and keep your hand steady for the lines on the trees. Other than that, I think it’s pretty self explanatory.
3. Frame ’em up and you’re good to go. I used frames from Ikea and removed the glass. Once the glass is removed, they’re super lightweight and can be hung with heavy duty command strips, if you don’t want to put any holes in the wall.
What do you think? Do you like how they turned out? I love the jungle painting especially, but the trees would totally work for the holidays.
And just for fun, I thought I would include a few photos of me actually playing in my spiffy new nook.
I honestly didn’t realize Amelia was taking photos as first, so she caught some legit ‘game faces’. I was tempted to not include them in my post, but I figured it would be better to out myself…
Craft production and photography by Amelia Tatnall
Concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Have you ever played Two Dots before? If so, please tell me you can identify with my addiction.
This post is in partnership with Two Dots. An awesome game app that I actually use (everyday). Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch running.