Hello all, it's guest post time! Today's post is by our good friend Deb...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!
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!
24th May 2013: Update - This post was featured here on Fidlers Under One Roof
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Wow that does look cool! (But also crikey, yes that must have taken aaagggeeessss!!!!)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate! Yep, Deb said it did take aaagggeeessss!!!! xxDelete
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. . . .ReplyDelete
Thanks Alysha! We have been known to "smuggle" out hundreds! xxDelete
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 & DeniseReplyDelete
Thanks Sharon & Denise! We defo will xxDelete
This is awesome. Wow. I am hosting a link party and would love if you would share this.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lauren, we have shared it and added you to our Linky List xxDelete
What a fantastic idea! Love this and the colors! Thanks for sharing! I am pinning to my crafts board :o) Have an awesome night!ReplyDelete
Thank you! We love it too, and think that Deb did a great job!! xDelete
Love the weaving effect. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thank you, it looks really stunning on a large scale! xxDelete
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Mandy! We have added your button to the post! xxDelete
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.ReplyDelete
~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma
Thanks Jackie, great to see you on FB too! Deb definitely must have had plenty of patience... worth the effort though! xDelete
All I can say is wow!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruth! Lots of work, but definitely worth the effort! xxDelete
Thanks Linda! xDelete
Beautiful! Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrailReplyDelete
Thanks Angela! Great linky party as well :) xDelete
So cool! It almost looks like a quilt. Thanks for sharing this project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!ReplyDelete
Ooh hadn't thought of that! Thanks Barb xxxDelete