Thursday, September 8, 2011

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.




14 Comments:

At September 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM , Blogger OR DESIGN glassworks. Distinctive Custom Architectural glasswork said...

By Jove! An Artist is Born!!! (okay, I know you are an artist and graphic designer and decorator and pillow designer and..., but you know what I mean!) Love it, Maureen!!! So happy to see your follow-up post, I'd wondered what might follow! ;) I envision a new career - great pop art!!!

 
At September 8, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Blogger TLC_Designs said...

Great idea, Maureen :) Love the composition you made with the chips, and what a good way to recycle those otherwise useless pieces of coloured paper. Cheers!

*Tania @ Passport2Design.com

 
At September 8, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

So cool! And with all those colours it'll work in any room! Makes me regret throwing out bags of paint chips a couple of months ago.....Oh well, can always start collecting them again.

 
At September 8, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

I love it! So creative, you are...

 
At September 8, 2011 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Donna @ dh designs said...

Love it!!! I was definitely curious about what you could produce, but this takes the cake! Perfect for just about any colour room. Great job!

 
At September 8, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Kelly @ JAX does design said...

That is awesome! So colourful & creative & unique :-) I'm with Lisa, now I'm bummed that I threw out huge piles of paint chips not long ago.

 
At September 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

OMG...that's fantastic!!! What a brilliant idea. I love your office view too. Right now my office is so full of clutter that I can barely make it through the door!

Cheers,
Jennifer @ Nicole Jane Home

 
At September 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM , Blogger Sonya Kinkade said...

Love it Maureen! great idea and fabulous composition

 
At September 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Honestly...all your comments are giving me goose bumps of delight...not kidding. I was just fooling around and making cheap artwork. Honestly you're making me feel like I created a 'Picasso' ....thank you all!

 
At September 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM , Blogger Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I just saw Jennifer's post of this project on fb and had to come and check it out. It's completely brilliant and as I told Jen, I will be stealing this idea:) Glad to be your new follower!

 
At September 9, 2011 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Solace Interiors said...

Fantabulous m'lady, simply fantabulous. 8)

 
At September 10, 2011 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Stitchfork said...

Brilliant!

 
At September 12, 2011 at 7:55 AM , Blogger Marcy said...

I love the movement that your color wheels create! I featured your site at stylesson today.

 
At September 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM , Blogger Karena said...

Maureen you are so creative!! I love this fabulous work of art and all of the fun color!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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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.