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Monday, July 6, 2015

Paint Swatch Book For My DecoArt paints

Hello My friends:

"Paint is all you need ...Period! "
that is how I named my paint swatch book 
for my DecoArt Americana acrylic paints...

Like many of us, I enjoy organizing all my craft items/paint supplies as much as I like to make projects...
Since my collection of Americana acrylic DecoArt paint bottles is increasing, I decided to make a paint swatch book to itemized all the colors that I have for a quick reference when I need a certain color...

paint swatch book supplies
I started by painting the covers (in chipboard) in black acrylic paint
then I sketch my design, trace it in tracing paper and transfer the design in my surface
painted all the flowers, words etc with DecoArt Americana Acrylics...

I made myself a chart in the computer with some circles and lines
cut papers to same size as chipboard
punched the edges with a scallop punch
punch some circles in all the colors for the tabs

paint swatch book steps

when done here it is how the front looks:
"PAINT is all you need...

Added ribbon, flowers  and loose binder rings

paint swatch book front

on the back says:

paint swatch book back

 the tabs (punched circles)

paint swatch book tabs

details of my design all painted with my acrylic paints...

paint swatch book detail panels

on the inside
the section for the "Blues"

paint swatch book inside blues

The "Greens" section

paint swatch book inside greens

Each divider page is embossed and embellished with some dies

paint swatch book inside pinks

The "Purples"

paint swatch book inside purples

all four panels painted
front and back 
with the "title"
paint swatch book front and back panels

front: with a cute bird house
and back: with a swing for the birdie!

paint swatch book front and back panels

I painted my swatch book in these tones to match my wooden easel...do you remember?
although, this timeI used different flowers...
painted wooden easel

to see the post on my wooden easel click here
hope you enjoyed  this post
and inspired you to make some organization
with your paints...

Thanks for visiting
love to hear from you!
until next time!



  1. I really love swatches and organization ideas. This project is on my list of thing I would like to try. Hope all is well and your enjoying the Summer :)

  2. Precioso trabajo, me encanta! !
    Un besazo y feliz semana guapa!

  3. Quelle belle idée! Ça donne envie de s'y mettre! Les fleurs peintes sont magnifiques!

  4. Hope you had a wonderful weekend . I love your projects you are always so adventuress .......Lis

  5. Wow Bibiana what an absolutely gorgeous project, my gosh you are so talented.

    Hugs Diane

  6. What a wonderful project, it looks gorgeous :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. super bonne idée, ils sont super beaux!! il va falloir que je m'en fasse un pour les encres distress, A+

  8. Très bonne idée, c'est bien pratique et utile. Bises.

  9. superbe cras bravo bravo - ps as-tu reçue ma carte STPL ,

  10. What a great idea this is and wow, it's gorgeous!! You decorated it so beautifully!! Love the colors and design!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Brilliant and a great idea x

  12. elle a un superbe rendu cette peinture et tes creas la mette bien an valeur aussi, bisous et bravo

  13. Superbe ce carnet de couleurs ! Très jolies fleurs ! Bises

  14. Very clever idea. A great reference for your paints to use on any project. Bravo Bibiana.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  15. Great organization here! You always come up with the greatest ideas, (and done so pretty too!)
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comments. Sorry, I have been missing...I have been having a difficult time getting myself back into trying to create anything.

  16. WAUW how amazing is this not? And what an awesome piece of art, it turned out to be. I LOVE how it looks on the black background here, really gorgeous and elegant. Your flowers are sooo beautiful it´s such a fabulous idea and a really valuable tool for your crafting. I really love the result, soooo soooo beautiful as usual hun.
    Have a wonderful summer ahead now,

  17. On voit que tu t'amuses avec cette technique !
    Tu as toujours de bonnes idées et tu les partages.
    Continues nous en montrer, on adore ça !

  18. Such a wonderful paint sample piece, Bibliana! It's beautiful and helpful - a perfect blend for inspiration and loveliness! hugs, de

  19. Wow that is so cool, love how you decorated the cover and the inside pages with dies too. I have just a plain piece with all my marker colors, it makes it so much easier when I go to color my images to see what they will look like colored on my paper

  20. Super le rendu! Bises

  21. Hi Bibiana,
    yes I did enjoy your excellent project.
    What wonderful and superb work.
    Beautiful designing and creating as usual.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  22. Wowww Bibiana hermoso trabajo!!!

  23. Wow, your project is so beautiful. The colours really pop on the black. Great idea to put a book together.

  24. ton album est superbe beau travail bravo

  25. Wow, what an amazing project Bibiana..beautiful designhugs Carole Z X

  26. une belle façon pour ne pas oublier les teintes . Un gain de temps inestimable !


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