Intro: Paint Chip Star Art
Here was a great art idea that I have always wanted to try. I wanted some small piece that could be put in small wall spaces around my apartment.
Many have seen art like this as a series of hearts, but I wanted to do something a little different.
Step 1: Supplies
Here is what you will need for your work.
- A selection of paint samples. I used shades of grey and a yellow piece
- A piece of card stock to act as the backing of the art piece. (I used a piece of white paper 6" x 6"
Step 2: Cut Out Shapes From Paint Chips
Cut out the desired shape you want from the paint sample chips.
Note: If you have a shaped paper punch that you want to use to cut out the shapes, it will make the process a lot faster. I did not have a star shaped paper punch so I created a star pattern and traced them out before cutting them out of the paint chips
Depending on the side of the shape you want will depend on how many shapes you can get out of each paint chip. The star shape I used could get about 6 stars out of one color on the paint chip.
Step 3: Layout Design
Once everything is cut it is time to lay out the design. This is an important step because here you can see how the final piece is going to look without having to glue it yet.
Play around with the design that you want. One of the biggest things I tested out was where to put the yellow star among the grey stars. With a little trial and error I was able to figure out exactly where I wanted to put it.
Step 4: Glue
When you are happy with how your design is laid out, it is time to glue the pieces onto the backing.
This step is pretty self exploratory. The trick to the gluing process is to make sure your shapes stay in a straight line. If you want you can draw light guide lines with a pencil on your backing to help yourself with gluing the pieces straight.
Step 5: Add Final Touches
After gluing everything down its time to add some final touches to your piece. For me I added the writing "Shine!" at the bottom to tie everything together and take up the rest of the space I had at the bottom.
You can add words if you want or you can fill up the whole space with you shapes.
Once you are done you can frame your piece and hang it wherever you want.