Paint Sample Flowers
Rescuing recycled materials usually means working with limited color choices. Discarded paint samples diverted from landfill come in an unbelievable range of colors with amusing names, and my one-of-a-kind selection is ever-changing. With such small paint cards, I unfortunately am able to use each color only 1 to 4 times with my larger die cuts.
Can you believe all this useful crafting material was heading to the dump?
Whether you create your own greeting cards, enjoy scrapbooking, craft journals, collages, shadow boxes or other framed art; these delightful upcycled flowers will add an interesting touch. I put an elegant look to plain colored tissue wrapping paper with my tricolor flowers, giving my presents a unique flair above the traditional commonplace bows.
I match my flowers with discontinued designer wallpaper samples to create a charming line of recycled gift tags, which continue to be useful as beautiful bookmarks after the gifts are opened.
The nature of the paint samples sometimes gives my die cut flowers rustic charm with a subtly distressed appearance. Squeezing as much use out of these sample cards as possible, I even collect the tear shaped flower petal innards and offer them in a bag-o-bits for creative use.
If you are looking for flowers ready to use in your crafting projects, please stop by my ArtFire shop for a pleasant, dynamic selection of colors and designs. Most of my flower sets are presented sewn to paper in a cellophane bag, making them the perfect eye-catching addition to any gift basket for a crafty person.
I use a Sizzix die cut machine and dies to make my garden of paper flowers. These designs are copyrighted by Sizzix and used with permission per their angel policy.