I feel compelled to spread the word about DIYpsi, a handmade holiday show, which is happening this Saturday!
The event will be held at Woodruffs, in Depot Town. Not only will the show have over 30 of the best indie crafters in Michigan, there will also be a full bar, live bands, and irresistible eats available.
Courtney Fischer Jewelry
Tin Angry Men
Four Chamber Forge
The Kitsch Lab
Great Lake Shirts
Fly Childrens Art Center
Sweet Pea Designs
All Things Grow
Mark Gjukich Photography
Wholly Mammoth Designs
Hip To Piece Squares
My Vintage Kitschen
See? Aren’t they all awesome? If you have some holiday shopping left to do, make sure to stop by from 11am-7pm. Check out DIYpsi.com for more info. See you there!
I am debuting my new enamor Wedding Line this weekend and I wanted a way to easily show possible clients a list of colors available for my products. I’m one of those people who think its easier to point at something rather than describe what I want, “oooh, oooh, I like that one!”
So I came up with the idea of making a color swatch board. I got my inspiration from the 2011 Color Trends from A Wedding Sketchbook by Michelle Mospens. I liked the layout and simplicity.
If you want to make a color swatch board, here’s what you need!
- 11X14 piece of foam core board
- Paint Chips from the hardware store that match paints you already have
- Scrapbook glue runner
- Paper trimmer or scissors
First gather your paint chips and arrange them in the order you want them to appear on the board. Depending on how many colors you want on your board, you have to do a little math and measuring to figure out how to fit them on. I had 35 different colors. I divided my board into 10X14, as the extra inch wasn’t needed. Trim each paint chip to be 2 inches square with a paper trimmer or scissors, giving 5 rows of 7 chips.
Once you have all of the paint chips trimmed, arrange them on your board how you would like the colors to flow. You can go from darkest to lightest, or in color order. I went in color order, from darkest to lightest.
Next, remove the paint chips from the board, making sure to keep them in the order you want them to appear. Apply glue or double sided tape to the back of each paint chip. Then apply to your board, starting from the upper left corner. Make sure and line up both edges of your chip with the edges of the board to make it straight. Continue your rows until all chips are applied.
There will be a 1 inch strip of foam core board left at the bottom that you can trim off if you want.
If you make one, I’d love to see your results. Happy Crafting!