Welcome back for day eight of our ongoing anniversary celebration! Are you enjoying yourself? This is just WAY too much fun for me. Customers from all over the world, coming together each day to join in on the fun. I don’t know what could be better than this!
Oh wait, there actually IS something better… getting the opportunity to make another exciting product line announcement!
Another ongoing wish of mine will becoming a reality in just a few short months. High-quality, THICK, luxurious acrylic paint in Papertrey’s exclusive colors!
Three words… MINIATURE PAINT CAN! (Which was TOTALLY Jane’s idea by the way!) This little guy is one of THE most adorable things I have ever laid eyes on! SERIOUSLY! It measures a little over 2-inches tall and features every detail of the full-size version, right down to the handle and the pry open lid!
The can contains 2 ounces of luxuriously thick acrylic paint. The color density is out of this world and a huge benefit over generic paints. The pigment content makes it easy to get great one-coat coverage when painting anything.
The opening of the can is about 1-1/2 inches in diameter, which gives you plenty of access to get the paint directly from the can with a paint brush. No messy squeezing or wasting paint when you squeeze out more than you can use.
Can you imagine collecting all of these and having a rainbow of colors smiling at you each day when you sit down to create? *sigh* All this goodness is just so inspiring and puts me in such a happy place!
Now, some of you might be thinking right now, what in the world would I do with acrylic paint? Trust me. As soon as we start releasing these in April, myself and the team will have PLENTY of ideas for you! But here’s a few just to get you started!
Water down a bit of our new paint to use in fun resist techniques, like I did HERE.
Paint chipboard to coordinate with your projects without going to the trouble of covering it with paper, you can even do fun resist techniques like I did HERE with Spiral Bouquet.
You can add pizzazz to the spines of composition books in the perfect color to match the cover you altered, like I did HERE. You could even paint wooden pencils to coordinate with your notepads!
Wooden picture frames painted to coordinate with the decor that’s held inside. Or wider oriented frames can be decorated and altered in your favorite Papertrey colors. like Lisa Johnson did HERE!
Stamp with paint, like Heather Nichols does tutorial about HERE.
You can embellish or stamp on fabric to create customized embellishments like Michelle Wooderson did HERE.
Add artistic strokes of paint to the edges of photos or focal points to accent a sentiment, like Heather did HERE on her blog.
Embellish our clear cardstock, which has a stunning end result, just like Michelle Wooderson did HERE.
Heather Nichols tried her hand at painting some of our tins some time ago and they turned out SO cute. Can you imagine having the resource at your fingertips to paint the tins in any Papertrey color you desire?
So that’s just a few things to get you started! We will be sure to provide you with LOTS more inspiration in April!
We’re heading back to the CHA Summer Craft SuperShow, this time in Chicago!
That’s right! We’re bringing back all of the goodness of Papertrey as a real live shopping experience. You can see all of the colored products in person, touch them, see the quality first hand! And we’ll get the opportunity to meet so many of you in person, which was one of my greatest joys last year!
There will be FREE make-n-takes and lots of other excitement that you will only be able to experience at the CHA SuperShow!
So mark your calendars for Friday, July 30th & Saturday July 31st and plan on being in Chicago for this spectacular event! We hope to see you there!!! More information will be shared in the coming months as final preparations are made!
You will want to print the download out to use as an organizational tool for yourself. You will notice that each layer of the card is numbered, coordinating with a numerical list underneath the illustration. There are measurements provided for each letter layer as well. As a little note, the long skinny strip in the middle can be either ribbon or paper, the choice is yours.
You will need to fill-in a color for each letter. To make things fun and interesting, we are assigning color palettes based on the first letter of your online username. The colors in your palette do not have to be used with any particular letter on the sketch, you can mix them up however you like, but you HAVE to use ALL of the colors in your assigned palette!
1. Make a project using your assigned color palette & the sketch.
2. Upload a photo of your project to you blog or online gallery. If using a blog, feel free to add the appropriate color palette graphic from above to the top of your post.
3. Add the link for your photo to the Mister Linky box below.
4. Those that leave a comment about what types of applications they will use the new Papertrey Paint for, will also be eligible to win. Those that create a project link in Mister Linky AND comment will have an extra entry. Only one comment per person please.
To give you a little jumpstart with this challenge, here’s what a few of our design team members came up with to meet this challenge!
*You can use any products you like while creating your project, no restrictions, as long as you stick with your assigned color palette.
*Don’t have one of the Papertrey colors used in your assigned palette? Feel free to substitute for something similar from another source.
* Don’t delay because you only have until Tuesday, February 9th, 7am EST to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on our February Release Winners page by noon EST the same day.
I hope you will get a chance to participate! Now GO GET INKY!!!!