So, I have an ongoing
interest thing obsession with paint chip cards. You know, those sample cards that you can grab at any paint store. I love all of the different colors, all of the different shapes of cards for different brands of paint, and the weight of the paper. I love searching google looking for cool things people do with these little gems.
It just so happens, Christopher is always taking me to Home Depot and Lowe’s 🙂 I am a lucky gal ~ I love the hardware store, it’s brillo for Art Fodder™!!! Poor hubby, he has to deal with me smuggling out paint chips. I feel a need to be super-nonchalant since I’m always there.
Maybe the paint section workers don’t think anything of it as we’re always actually buying paint…at least that’s what I hope…
Sometimes I just sit and flip through my collection of cards. It is extensive and worthy of pondering. Other times, I use the cards for making teaching aids for the kidlets. We’ve made sight word flash cards, multiplication fact cards, vocabulary cards, Bingo cards (I’ll have to come back with some pics later, those turned out way cool!). And I’ve made party invitations, Valentine cards, RAAK cards for art mail, Mother’s Day cards, and mini-books. And I have a whole computer file of great ideas for the little boogers!
As I was reminiscing just now, I kind of forgot my whole point. Those little cards do that to me, lol.
This particular journal page is not terribly ornate or anything, but I was experimenting with using the paint chips and silhouettes. I think they’re pretty neat, and I thought you might like the idea:
Clearly I was also pondering some of my favorite Pandora lists at the same time 🙂
PROMPT: How do you use paint chips or paint sample cards?
*On a side note, if you’d like to check out what we’re listening to on a regular basis (cuz wordpress doesn’t have a super-duper Pandora widget), you can check out our Pandora station: http://www.pandora.com/profile/stations/motherdana. I’m not completely convinced that leaving this link here for you will work, but let me know. My profile is Dana Saint John. The harder rock stations belong to my teenager, so don’t think that’s my music, lol. But DO check out the others, lots of good art music contained therein!! Some of the stations I have actively spent tons of time cultivating, others are still needing my input…
I am currently, right at this very moment of typing these very words, listening to my Greenskeepers Radio station. Enjoy 🙂