So this week my friend Ali (you may remember her from our estate saleing/flea market adventure) and I wanted to try out one of the many ideas we saw on Pinterest lately. Paint Chip Skylines.
So off to the paint store we went. We picked up paint chips from Home Depot, and Sherwin-Williams. Just my opinion but the ones from Sherwin-Williams are pretty cool because they are much longer than any of the paint chips from Home Depot. Anyway, after shoplifting a butt load of paint chips (what? they're free?) we grabbed a few miscellaneous supplys from the craft store, and came back to mi casa to start the crafting.
Paint Chips (duh)
Exacto Knife (optional)
Cutting Board or if you're fancy a Cutting Mat (so you don't cut your table with the exacto knife)
Paper Cutter (optional)
Double Sided Tape
Talent (required, but just a small amount)
Then I cut out the semi circle for the top. I raided my kitchen to find something to trace. The winner was my Popcorn bowl that Mike and Ali gave us for xmas 2 years ago. How ironic! The only thing that I failed to notice was that the semi circle wouldn't be tall enough to fit all the colors like in the logo. So instead of doing a semi circle, I just extended the lines straight down. I don't really know how to explain this.
To get the mountain and building outlines, I laid a strip of my card stock on top of my paint chips and just transferred the points of my mountains onto the white paper while looking at the logo. I kinda just marked what color band they were on and guessed on how far apart they should be. For the buildings I drew the lines for all the color bands and just repeated the process for the mountains. Again, hard to explain, so just look.
If you notice that there isn't a finished one for Denver, she decided that the windows kinda suck so she needs to re-do it with out them.
Notes of how I would do this differently.
- Use masking tape to hold the paint strips in place while I perfect them, THEN add the double sided tape to the back.
- Pre-cut the paint chips instead of overlapping them. (There is a lot of bulk in the middle of the frame.)
- Use one of these fancy Silhouette Machines to cut out the arch and mountain/buildings. (If someone out there wants me to have one just email me and I'll give you an address to send it to. hint hint.)
So much fun! Have you tried anything that you've pinned on Pinterest? Does your significant other think Pinterest is really stupid and mock you for enjoying it whilst at parties? Do you then roll you eyes at them and declare that Pinterest is AWESOME? If so, we have a few things in common, and I'd love to here about it! Til next week...
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