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A DIFFERENT KIND OF COLOUR WHEEL….

You guys are sooooo lucky because I am posting twice this week, which I don’t think I have ever done.

This post is the continuation of Tuesday’s post …EVERYWHERE A CHIP, CHIP…. I have oodles of leftover paint chips and I wanted to do something utterly fantabulous with them. You see, we need some inexpensive decor items for our new condo. I had an AHA moment! Create something big with the paint chips. So I did!

I started out with 22″ X 28″ white poster board and rubber cement.
Oh ya, doesn’t my upstairs, bright, all mine, new office space have a pretty view….I just love it.

I had previously trimmed hundreds of Benjamin Moore paint chips. I used only one type of paint chip as I knew I wanted size uniformity. I randomly chose a spot and laid down the first chip…the yellow one, then started to glue other chips around it.

The circle…or shall we say my version of the colour wheel started to take shape. Now remember, I was choosing previously trimmed chips RANDOMLY. I wanted to see what would happen with the colours when not carefully curated.

By this stage, I gotta tell you …well let’s just say I’m glad my pretty windows were open…WOWZA, rubber cement is not pleasantly odiferous….to me anyway.
Can you see my three, somewhat defined colour wheels.  At this point I have to admit that I had to chose the placement of a few chips as my pile was getting low on certain colours.
What I started to notice was how the colours were relating with each other….how some look great together and others, not so much.  I also confirmed to myself yet again that when choosing paint colours you MUST view them on a white background. Each colour’s appearance is drastically affected by the colour on either side of it.

ARE YOU READY?

So after several hours of gluing several hundred Benjamin Moore paint chips, I cleaned up the excess rubber cement and framed my masterpiece in an IKEA  28″ X 40″ RIBBA frame in chocolate brown.

…to be hung either vertically or horizontally as the space dictates. 
(sorry for the glare…took lots of pics,  and these were the best)

Would I do this again?…..You betcha, but a different format / design as the possibilities are endless.

….EVERYWHERE A CHIP CHIP….

Two weeks ago I moved my office from the basement to my daughter’s now vacant bedroom which necessitated cleaning up many…er…piles of …. STUFF.  In the process I found my ever growing stash of colour chips. I have been collecting them since I worked on school projects, my own decor projects and clients projects. I’m addicted to these little pieces of coloured squares. I can’t seem to part with any of them, even the most horrid hues. I don’t understand why?
Anyway, I have decided to do somehing creative with them. I’m expecting this ‘picasso’ to grace a wall in the new condo.  Not sure if I will ever show a pic of the masterpiece…time will tell, so don’t hold your collective breath(s).