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August 28, 2012

Paint Chip Crafts, Happy Accidents and Glass Art

Pinterest strikes again.  Saw some pins for paint chip art and I decided I had to try it.  Paint chips are FREE.  You just go to your local Mallwart and Home Depot and grab a bunch of colours!!!  I made a card with some chip strips.  Incidentally, I've found that one chip goes a really long way, as I used them to punch circles and cut strips.  Very little of them went to waste.  I left the names and stock numbers on purpose.

This was really fun.  Just punched out and layered circles then stuck them on some white card stock.

Then I thought I'd try using a snow flake punch and then a circular punch together.  The results aren't what I was expecting but I was extremely excited to see what happened.  I started making a whole bunch of crescent moon snowflakes for future use.

I tried rubber stamping on these chip samples but I'm not good at rubber stamping at all.  There's either too much or not enough ink, and of course some of them got smudged.  These are supposed to be bookmarks.

Celestial themed card using the moon/flake in yellow.

And a birthday card for one of my friends.  I'm taking the chance that she doesn't read my blog.

One for Axe to go along with some stuff I got her from the Lizzie Borden House.

Finally found the right cord I needed without having to drive out to Michael's so I did a couple more jump ring bracelets.  Here's an example of my pain in the ass OCD where I had to separate all the beads out by colour.

Friendship bracelets were really popular back in my Deadhead days.  I remember a girl in my dorm was making them to sell at shows, when I was a senior at Emerson, so that was 1986.  I never learned how to make them though, and no one taught me.  When Diane and the kids were up in July, Maddie showed me how to make them, as they seem to be making a comeback.  This is my chevron-design fail.  I'm gonna master this, I swear it.  

It's amazing the amount of stuff I stockpiled to use in the future if I ever had the time, including glass chips unearthed in a box recently.  Now I have the time.  Layered multicolour, black, purple, cobalt and mirrors in this jar, covered the lid in blue fabric with a ribbon around the edge and button on the top.

This is a teeny tiny jar, filled with multicoloured chips, with fabric and button lid.

Loved this empty wine bottle shaped like a lighthouse.  I took the back label off, then filled it with sand, craft pebbles, a thin layer of quartz rocks, shells and craft beach glass.

It's a local wine, Truro Cranberry Red.  See the door under the label?

Glued chips all over this votive candle cup too.


  1. I love your crafts Jo Jo especially the bottles that you fill with sand, beach glass, and pretty stones! Your stuff is gorgeous!!


  2. Heeheeheehee Mallwart heeheeheehee xD. I may have to snag some chips from work and give this a go!

  3. Inspiring post JoJo, I love the paint chip work, I think there is lots of possibilities here. Keep at it!

  4. The candle cup is my favourite, though it's a tough choice.

  5. Like Val, it's a tough choice...But I love the bracelets.

  6. Anonymous10:55 PM

    Love that lighthouse bottle! Very crafty!

  7. So many cool projects! The paint chip art is so cool, I love the book marks, and the crescents and snowflake punch outs. Your bracelets are super cute, and the bottles with the chips are really fun. Have fun creating.
    Everyday Inspired

  8. DANG, girl, you are SO CREATIVE!!!!! There was so much I loved in this post: the circles on the card stock, the crescent moon* and snowflake, the BOOKMARKS (squee!!!), the gorgeous cards, and that lovely chipped-glass votive!!! Dang.

    *I think I'm gonna need you to design my tattoo. :-)

    ALSO - I'm still waiting to remember to read your Lizzie Borden posts during daylight hours. :-D
    Some Dark Romantic

  9. Anonymous7:21 AM

    Your talent is without end, whereas mine is without beginning ;0)

  10. Thank you everyone. Crafting is getting to be a bit of a sickness with me. lol

  11. So creative projects.You are very talented.

  12. You give a whole new meaning to are amazing! Back in the day, we would make rings and other jewelry out of electrical wire. They came in a myriad of colors and we would spend summer days bending them and making our wares, LOL.

  13. A good use of the big glass container.

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