Friday, 10 May 2013

... and a Paint Swatch Canvas

Hello all, it's guest post time! Today's post is by our good friend Deb...
Do you remember Deb who made the Sweet Wrapper Canvas? Well this time she's gone bigger and created this HUGE Paint Swatch wall art!


Here's what she did:
  • Took a (rather large!) sample of Paint Swatches and painstakingly sorted them by colour shades
  • Cut each swatch into strips of approx 6.5cm x 1cm
  • Made squares of coordinating colours by weaving these strips 5 by 5 (Deb's finished squares therefore ended up being just over 6.5cm x 6.5cm. (This is a similar technique we used on our Paint Swatch Coasters!)
  • Grouped the squares into colours and sorted them into a fading pattern (or any pattern of your choice)
  • Stuck these onto a large ready to use canvas using spray adhesive. Deb liked the textured look of having the edges not completely stuck down - like a 'frayed' edge!
And here is a close up of the results!
It's very effective when you see it on the wall, and really makes a statement in the room!
Hope we've inspired you to try your own, on a large or smaller scale!! 

15th May 2013: Update - This post was featured here on Sugar Bee Crafts!
Sugar Bee Crafts
24th May 2013: Update - This post was featured here on Fidlers Under One Roof

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26 comments:

  1. Wow that does look cool! (But also crikey, yes that must have taken aaagggeeessss!!!!)

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    1. Thanks Kate! Yep, Deb said it did take aaagggeeessss!!!! xx

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  2. This looks so cool! I glad I'm not the only one with tons of paint samples. The lady in the paint section of the hardware store thinks I'm a decorator because of how many she's seen me pick out. . . .

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    1. Thanks Alysha! We have been known to "smuggle" out hundreds! xx

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  3. This is fabulous and so pretty!! Great way to use up those paint swatches you have laying around too. Thanks for sharing on our Brag About It Tuesday party. Please stop by next week. ~~ Sharon & Denise

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    1. Thanks Sharon & Denise! We defo will xx

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  4. This is awesome. Wow. I am hosting a link party and would love if you would share this.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesday-link-party-19.html

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    1. Thanks Lauren, we have shared it and added you to our Linky List xx

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  5. What a fantastic idea! Love this and the colors! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning to my crafts board :o) Have an awesome night!

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    1. Thank you! We love it too, and think that Deb did a great job!! x

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  6. Love the weaving effect. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, it looks really stunning on a large scale! xx

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  7. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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    1. Thanks so much Mandy! We have added your button to the post! xx

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  8. Hi! Found you on Family Home Life link up. This is so cool. It looks so neat! I just don't think I would have the patience to do this, lol. Now following on FB.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. Thanks Jackie, great to see you on FB too! Deb definitely must have had plenty of patience... worth the effort though! x

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  9. I love how fun and colorful this turned out!! The weaving is such a good idea - it adds so much texture. Thanks so much for sharing it this week at Thrifty Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Ruth! Lots of work, but definitely worth the effort! xx

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail

    Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela! Great linky party as well :) x

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  11. So cool! It almost looks like a quilt. Thanks for sharing this project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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    1. Ooh hadn't thought of that! Thanks Barb xxx

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