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Paint Chip ATCs

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Paint Chip ATCs
Swap Coordinator:Lethalblonde (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Themed  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:19
Last day to signup/drop:September 25, 2007
Date items must be sent by:October 17, 2007
Number of swap partners:3

I was making some ATCs for a different swap today, and I found some great paint chips I got from Home Depot. I really liked the effect of the different coordinating shades, and thought: "Great swap theme!" The requirements are, as usual, the size (2.5 X 3.5 inches), plus at least one paint chip (or a portion thereof) must be included in the design, anywhere. ATCs should be composed of no fewer than 3 layers (or paper, fabric, tissue, what have you) including the paint chip. The number to be sent is 2 ATCs to 3 different partners. The examples I posted in this description are "Lesson," which uses the paint chip as an accent, and "PBR Calendar Girl," where the paint chip provides the background for the entire card. These are just two of the many ways these can be used, so let your imagination run wild!

This swap will be international, andfor those with a rating of 4.8 or above, no no-sends in the past 6 months, and participation in at least 5 previous ATC swaps.


roberta51503 09/13/2007 #

Lowes has some paint samples that have a shimmer in metallics

Lethalblonde 09/13/2007 #

Ooooo, that sounds pretty! Thanks for the info!

bayougrl999 09/13/2007 #

Paint chips???? Where and what are they?

grandmaroro 09/13/2007 #

Paint chips? The are paint color samples. Every business that carries a paint line will offer "paint chips". Ace Hdwe, Lowe's, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Sherwin Williams, etc. They are everywhere, once you realize what you are looking for. They are color on paper, not a chip of paint. Good luck - but be warned. They are addictive. lol Joan

Lethalblonde 09/14/2007 #

Thank you for providing that explanation, Grandma Roro! :)

SamiE 09/16/2007 #

I work at a Lowes and I already have a box full of every paint chip they have. I've also collected Formica chips.

SamiE 09/17/2007 #

The Formica chips are for counter tops. They are a bit think for ATCs, but they are good for other altered art projects.

Maddy 09/25/2007 #

I have been using these paint chips (or samples)for a while. Some are big enough for an ATC and they are great if you are looking for just a bit of a colour and dont want to buy a whole sheet of cardstock. In Australia, try Bunnings or any big hardware store where they dont really care if you grab lots (the paint companies supply them anyway, not the store)

grandmaroro 10/ 2/2007 #

My cards went out in today's mail. All my backgrounds were paint chips from Lowe's. At first I just sat there and looked at them, didn't know what to do. Once the ideas started, I really had fun. Thanks, Lethalblonde, for the challenge. The sad part: I thought to scan them AFTER I had them sealed in mailers. Gluess I'll just have to make some more. Oh darn --- lol

HHC 10/ 2/2007 #

Azureskyz, I received your ATC's today and have posted them in the gallery.

Artistic 10/12/2007 #

Paint chip envelopes are en route to my partners. Enjoy!

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