I spotted these paint by number hex coasters on Design*Sponge and thought the story behind them was pretty cool. According to Design*Sponge, “Hex signs are a form of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk art. They have been painted on the sides of barns to ward off evil spirits, offer good fortune or wish happiness for hundreds of years.” What a perfect sentiment for the holiday season and the upcoming new year. You can get the templates and tutorial for painting these at Design*Sponge here; might even be fun to paint these in Christmas colors and use them for years to come.
Cathe from Just Something I Made never ceases to amaze me. Cathe is actually one of the people that inspired me to start blogging, and it’s for reasons like the one pictured that I find her to be so inspiring. Yes my friends, it’s paint by number . . . as gift wrap. Plaid released a new Paint By Number program not so very long ago, and I’ve been intrigued with PBN ever since. When I saw what Cathe was doing with some vintage paint by number pictures she found, I was blown away.
I hope you are inspired too – inspired to take paintings and drawings that you create and make copies for wrapping paper. You could even do a paint by number! For Cathe’s full blog entry, visit here.
I just LOVE the vintage coolness of Plaid’s new Paint By Number program! Paint by number was started in the 1950s, and there’s even an online museum. It’s definitely making a comeback, and this Sunday’s giveaway allows you to get it on the action. Plaid is giving away one complete paint by number kit in the Goldfinches pattern shown above. It’s a 16″ x 20″ painting kit, complete with ALL of the colors. No blending is required! This pattern in particular is hard to find online, so good luck.
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Last week’s winners of the Texture Paint were Helen Brown, Adeline Falk, Anne Pichette, Tanya and Ruth Walker. All winners have been notified by e-mail. Thanks for entering!