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DIYpsi

DIYpsi3

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.

Vendors include:
Courtney Fischer Jewelry
Courtney Fischer Jewelry

Tin Angry Men
Tin Angry Men

Four Chamber Forge
Four Chamber Forge

Kitsch Lab
The Kitsch Lab

Great Lake T-Shirts
Great Lake Shirts

My Marigold
My Marigold

Fly Children's Art Center
Fly Childrens Art Center

Sparklepants Industries
Sparklepants Industries

Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea Designs

Bettula
Bettula

Enamor
enamor

All Things Grow
All Things Grow

Burnt Desserts
Burnt Desserts

Phantom Limb
Phantom Limb

Kristin Perkins
Kristin Perkins

Mark Gjukich
Mark Gjukich Photography

Kill Taupe
Kill Taupe

Junkmail Greetings
Junkmail Greetings

Emi Slade
Emi Slade

Amepix
Amepix

dang argyle
Dang Argyle

Ion(a)rt
Ion(a)rt

Woolly Mammoth
Wholly Mammoth Designs

Glass Action
Glass Action!

Hole Cassette Single Notebook
Reware Vintage

I made some shoes!
Hip To Piece Squares

New towels for Etsy
My Vintage Kitschen

Wee Revolution
Wee Revolution

Kate Kehoe
Chicaloo Kate

Found Magazine
FOUND

Deetsy
By Deets

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!

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How To: Color Swatch Board

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!”

Color Swatch board

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.

2011weddingcolorchart2

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
– Ruler
– Pencil

paint chips

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.

cut to 2 inches

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.

2 inch squares

colors

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.

glue

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!

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