August 22, 2011

Paint Chip Framed Art

I love paint chips! And, I have always wanted to make some kind of framed piece of art using them.

I had collected quite the amount of paint chips from a remodel project 2 years ago and just in general.While reading Tatertots and Jello, I came across a guest post by Just a Girl and I was inspired.

I set out to make my paint chip artwork wanting to do a gradation of color in my favorite color, blue.

I purchased an 8x10 inch frame from The Christmas Tree Shops for $4.99 and using my circle punch, I punched and I punched.I needed about 110 circles for 11 rows of 10 circles for each row.I did my best to organize the shades of blue but seriously, my eyes were going batty looking at all of these different colors.Using Elmer's Glue, I glued the circles directly to the glass.I set a Dutch Oven on top to set the dots in place and let it dry for 20 minutes or so.Here's the finished project.It doesn't appear that I got the color correct from light to dark. Next time, I will just get 10 paint chips of each color and do it that way.

What do you think? Do you craft with Paint Chips?

Ps - The color I selected for my guest room after all of these Paint Chips was Valspar Surf Spray.

55 comments:

Beauty Blogger Bri said...

How cool Carmie, it looks like a mermaid's tail! My favorite color is blue as well...ah, the color of the ocean ;)

Laura said...

What a great idea! That looks way neat! Love how it looks like scales on a fish (^ mermaid tail sounds more creative though LOL).

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

This looks perfectly beachy to me..., the gradient blues of the sea. Such an awesome idea!!

michelle said...

I love it!! What a great idea to use the chips. I have to say that I have a few laying around the house. :)
I love Sea Spray too!! :)
Enjoy your week!!
xoxo

SmilingSally said...

I've never even THOUGHT of crafting with paint chips; you did a great job. I love the colors.

Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Kim, USA said...

Wow you are very creative and artistic person. Love that frame. Thanks for sharing!

Blue Monday

delinqious said...

I like it, it looks like fish/mermaid scales.
I always grab a load of paint chips when I go to the home stores but never know what to do with them, great idea, I might try it out!

{ kelly jo } said...

this is awesome.
I fully intend to copy this :)

jeanne said...

I love this idea. so clever and fun. It turned out great. Good job. You will have to share the room when you are finished decorating.
Hugs, Jeanne

Lorraine said...

What a perfect way to use those paint chips! I see another project on my to do list. Happy Blue Monday.

Ellen said...

Very cool. Now that's one I'll have to try.

Miss Kitty said...

That is seriously beautiful! Another commentor said it looked like a mermaid's tail and I agree.

CC said...

This art is cool too! Thanks for the compliment though!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness how darling!! Would love it if you would share this at my brand new turquoise linky party going on right now!

Kristin said...

I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Chris Wooten said...

I am so glad to see that someone else uses paint chips to cut out shapes with your punches. I do the same. It is free card stock....lol

Hope you visit my blog. I do monthly giveaways and several are going on now and others starting soon.

I get so much inspiration by visiting these blogs. Ladies you all have Talent.
Thanks

Chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Very pretty, I love it. I featured this today. http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-love-how-you-can-take-paint-chip.html

Lindsay said...

I simply adore this! What a creative way to make artwork! Great job!

I have a link party going on now, called Show & Share. I'd love to have you link this up!

http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-share-2.html

abeachcottage said...

What a lovely wall art! It looks really nice. Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I Love It! So cute, fresh, and pretty. Found you via Christina's Adventures. Pop on over when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

Jackie said...

It looks great! I love paint chips, too. Thanks so much for linking up!

Vicky said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! You are so creative! I am going to be pinning this.

I am a new follower from the Friday Blog Hop. If you can return the favor, stop by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi!

Vicky

W. Latane Barton said...

that turned out really well and who would have known that paint chips were art? :>)

anestinthemaking said...

Is genius too strong? I LOVE this! I love it in the frame, and I love it in a million different project ideas that just popped in to my head. I saw your linky on Serenity Now and wanted to say hi! Thanks for the awesome idea! I think I need to head up to home depot real quick and get started!

~Kristi

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

I love love love this! It simplicity is perfect! I'm going to have to make a few of these :)

visiting from French Country Cottage link party

{nifty thrifty things} said...

This looks fabulous!! Love the idea!
I would love it if you shared this at {nifty thrifty sunday}!
Hope to see you there!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Lori said...

Oh I think this is great, I love it!

I'm sharing on my facebook!

Lori @ http://la-lashomedaycare.blogspot.com/

Chef in Training said...

love this! Its beautiful!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Katy said...

I love this! I just found you from Pinterest! I definitely want to try this out! I'll be adding you to my blog roll. I love your crafts so far! I just moved into an apartment with my boyfriend, and I have so much to decorate, and I am forever looking for ideas. :)

Jerri said...

What a cute project! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Very pretty Carmie! I have yet to tackle a paint chip project... But this one looks easy enough! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, there! I featured this here, pinned on Pinterest and facebook.

Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Jimmy said...

Very good! :) I keep getting amazed about what things people can create. I hope you never cease to surprise us!

___
call Bangladesh

Chef in Training said...

This is amazing and so creative!

Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Tamsyn said...

I absolutely love it. It looks like mermaid or fish scales. Gorgeous!

Kristin @ Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

Love this! Would you mind if I featured it on my blog?

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple said...

I love this! The ombre effect is awesome!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a fantastic idea--I've got a zillion paint chips, and was looking for a fun and easy way to use them--this is great! Thank you for the post.

DoubleTheLove! said...

That looks beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, I have been lacking some deco in my house, might just have to try this ;)

Britni said...

I love it! It reminds me of a mermaid, kids would love it too! I think you did great with the colors. I would love if you shared this at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you there! http://www.hubbymademe.com/throwback-thursday-no-6/

Nicole {WonkyWonderful} said...

It turned out great! What an awesome project idea & way to use paint chips :)

Glamorous Mommy said...

Very cute! What a great idea... Found you via Somewhat Simple linky party :)

-- Fotini {http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com}

Carolyn said...

Wow! I'm so impressed. What an incredibly cool idea! Thanks for sharing. My mind is now thinking of what I can do. :) Thanks for linking--too cool!
Carolyn

Kathy @ Carys and Charlie said...

I love this! Very cool ombre art for free basically! Can't beat that.

Found you on the Simply Designing Link party....thanks!

xo Kathy

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cute and clever!

Katherines Corner said...

how creative!!! Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

Jenny Lynn said...

I have a daughter who collects paint samples...this would be a fun project for her.

I like how you cut them out into circles.

kathryn junebug designs said...

I love this!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This so many kinds of wonderful. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

Natasha SerenityYou said...

this is amazing!!!!! love it so much!!!

would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday, that runs from Saturday till Thursday @ www.serenityyou.com

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

This is SO lovely! I will be featuring you during What I Whipped Up Wednesday. xo

Britni said...

You already know I love this, but just wanted to thank you for sharing at my Throwback Thursday party. I hope to see you again this week!

Natasha SerenityYou said...

These were featured today on Serenity Saturday Link Party @ www.serenityyou.com

JulieLovesHome said...

Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

I actually just made myself some paint chip art this week also! You can check it out here if interested:

http://julieloveshome.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/seeing-spots-diy-paint-chip-art/

Thanks -all the best,
Julie

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