Saturday, October 15, 2011

DIY Paint Chip Art

When I saw this guest post on Tatertots & Jello a few months ago, I instantly fell in love.  I adored the scalloped look and and I thought it was genius using paint chips – hello, they’re free!!!

Image and inspiration source

I wanted to put this new piece of art in our downstairs bathroom as it has a beach cottage theme and I thought this would perfectly fit into that vibe.  This was probably one of the easiest projects – all you do is punch out a bunch of paint chip circles with a scrapbook puncher, and then glue them to a piece of cardstock that’s the same size of your frame opening.  I used normal scrapbooking glue, which was good, because it didn’t stick right away and I had some time to move the circles slightly if they needed adjusted. 

The paint chips I got were from Lowe’s – they were all a light blue/teal hue.



And here it is finished:


I love it!  I’m very happy with my decision in using different colored paint chips to have a gradual color change from light to dark.  The art goes awesome with our beach theme in the bathroom.  Totally reminds me of waves in a very abstract way :)

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  1. That came out so pretty! Love the colors and the ombre effect looks cool. Paint chip art is really taking off, I'm collecting them for a tree project. Good job!

  2. That is such a great idea! Looks awesome, and I really like the color gradation. I so want to try that now!

  3. This turned out beautifully!!



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