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Monday, January 23, 2012

paint card inspiration

One day on our recent trip away, my husband had to buy some supplies at the local hardware store, so we all went along for a look.  (shops are a rarity where we live)

Now keeping 4 small children amused in a store like that can be tricky when it takes them approximately 2 minutes and  28.6 seconds to make a full scan of the store and then report back ... "this is boring mum" ...  Uh Oh...

Suddenly, I spotted my saviour!  The unassuming paint card stand kept us all amused as I asked what all our favourite colours were.  As a result, I've ended up with quite a selection of gorgeous, hideous and eye bulging colours.

After I put some of the best ones together, I thought a clever idea might be to make a collage/drawing using all the colours like I see sometimes on Pinterest (see below)...

Isn't it great how a boring trip to the hardware store can bring artistic inspiration???  who would have thought...










all images via Pinterest



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2 comments:

fiona said...

These are lovely! This used to be a task we had to do at collage when we were weaving. You had to pick an image then paint colour chips using gouache to match exactly the colours in the image. Then you had to take a strip of card and go to the yarn store and select yarns to match and then you recreated the image (in stripes) by wrapping the yarn in the correct proportions and relative positions along the length of your card. This would then form the basis of the repeat of your warp.

I am grateful that I no longer have to do that anymore!

Hey Harriet said...

Shops are a rarity where you live? Sounds remote! And lovely! I'm glad you found inspiration at the hardware store AND managed to entertain your kids!

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