PAINT SWATCH ART

Before all the paint companies come after me for hoarding their swatches, let me just say this is an accumulation of supplies over at least 5 years. Why do I have so many? Well, I looooove color and playing with multiple variations in paintings and other projects. Anything that has to do with pantone is super swanky in my book. I think using magazine cut-outs with alternative patterns could be equally as cool too!

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WHAT YOU NEED
paint samples
poster board
scissors
crafters roller tape
picture frame

WHAT TO DO
1. Pick a pattern; and pick a size for each sample. My pieces are 1/2″ x 2″. Not sure how I arrived at those measurements. But I just wanted a small long rectangle shape. Cut your colorful pieces. I started out using a cutting board and exacto knife, but that was too tedious. So I resolved to just using some scissors and a sample piece for each color.

NOTE: If you pick a pattern that involves a square, I would suggest purchasing a scrapbooking punch like this one. I couldn’t find the square one online, but they have them at most craft stores.

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2. Organize your cut-outs by color.

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3. For each color pile, organize from darkest to lightest shades. Then tape them down. An absolute must-have for this project was some crafters roller double-sided tape. It saved me lots of time.

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4. Slap it in a frame and hang it up!

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For now, it’s hanging in our guest bedroom. Not sure where it will end up. But that room is basically empty except for a bed and dresser, so the splash of color is definitely welcomed! And if you’re looking to see some more bright and cheery pictures, you can check out our Color pins. Have a colorful week, everybody!

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Great nana
    March 9, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    You have a lot of patience kid. Nice and colorful.

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