Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'My Color' inspired by Pantone-Pantone Painting Party


If  you are new to Paper Princess Studio I welcome you and I'm so glad you stopped by. Today I'm excited to take part in 'My Color' inspired by Pantone fall painting party.

What is a painting party you may ask? It's a PAR-TAY where you hop from blog to blog and get to see some fun projects created by DIY folk just like yourself. Here is what I created using the paint I selected from Pantone:

Yes, I know Halloween is nearly a week away and I'm already working on Christmas! That's how I roll ;) 

To create this 'North Pole' sign I used a few fun techniques that I thought I would share with you today.

To begin with, I painted the base of my sign and piece with Rio Red and Seedpearl paints by My Color from Pantone. After letting it cure, I got to work with creating the lettering which in my opinion is what really makes this sign (besides the great color from Pantone ;) To duplicate this intricate font I followed these simple steps:
1. Selected a font from my font file on my computer and then printed it out to size. Once the sheet was printed, I flipped it over and simply rubbed chalk all over the back of the sheet.

2. Once the chalk was applied, I flipped it over (font side up) and then taped it into place where I wanted it on my piece. I then burnished it by simply tracing over the letters with a ball point pen.

3. Once you trace over the letters and lift up the sheet you are then left with a perfect impression of  your letters onto your piece. It is at this point that you can either paint your  letters or use a sharpie to fill them in :) Yes, I did say sharpie. In fact, the sharpie version is what you see on both of the pieces I created today (who knew, right?)

Once my lettering was in place, it was time to embellish. Because the N.Pole is whether freezing and well, I live in AZ I figured some faux snow was in order. To do this, I simply dipped an old tooth brush into some diluted paint and then simply rubbed my finger back and forth across the bristles to splatter snow into place.

The snow technique certainly added to the ambiance of the piece but it was still missing something so that is when I resorted to Snow Tech. for some 3 dimensional snow effects.

I couldn't just stop with a N.Pole sign (although it will be the perfect addition to add to our N.Pole breakfast, and Elf on the Shelf party this year) so I decided to pull out all the stops and create a N.Pole inspired mailbox to  match.

 My lil' sweets is only 2.5 this year so she still wont be writing a letter to Santa but hey, at least when she does get to that age I will be well prepared for the perfect photo op as she slips her letter into this vintage inspired Letter to Santa Mailbox.

 I figured until she can drop off a letter to the big man himself this will at least make a cute place to leave goodies from her Elf on The Shelf buddy, ChooChoo and or the big man, S. Claus during the month of December.

I used the same lettering technique as talked about above to create the 'North Pole Express' on the side of the box.

On the other side of the box I added a genuine N.Pole postage stamp to the flag

And then finished it off with 'Dash away Delivery service' added to the back panel :)

I hope that you have been inspired today here at Paper Princess. I thank you for stopping by and invite you to come back soon for many more crafts and projects to lift and inspire

If you’d like a chance to win a sample of MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® for your own project, simply comment on my post and share how you’d use MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® in your next project! Feel free to comment on the other blogs in the party too – they’ll all be giving away samples! For a second chance to win, tweet your project ideas to @MyColorPaints using hashtag #PassItOn. Also check out and like the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Facebook page to get access to the schedule for today’s parties as well as the rest of the parties going on this month! Share your project ideas there for one more chance to win!
MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® reached out to me to participate in the MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® Painting Party. My post represents my honest experience with MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint. I am not being paid for my answers, but I did receive MyColor™ inspired by Pantone® paint to use for this project.

Here is a list of the other participants in this weeks party: Make sure to stop by everyone's blog for more inspiring projects using Pantone Paint.

  1. Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place
  2. PJ @ Blog-A-Dazzle
  3. Cassie @ Primitive and Proper
  4. Holly @ Life in the Fun Lane
  5. Angela @ Number Fifty-Three    


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun is that! i love the snow! :)

throuthehaze said...

Cute sign and mailbox! I have some bookends and frames I would like to paint with Pantone paint :)

Heather said...

Love everything you make!! Your'e so very talented.
Thank you for sharing.


Jamie said...

too cute! I'd love the dusk, phantom and majesty colors for some frames!

Dear Emmeline said...

cute sign! my daughter wants a purple desk but I also need paint for an end table for my MIL.

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Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So creative and fun! Nice to "party" with you!

Charlotte said...

That is adorable! I love it even though I don't want to think that Christmas is right around the corner!

Kristen said...

what an awesome idea! Thanks so much for joining us in the painting party!

mamabunny13 said...

So adorable! I have a bookcase I've been wanting to paint.

Louise Houghton said...

I came across your blog whilst searching for countdown to Christmas ideas. Just fantastic and you are indeed very talented.x

jcamp78 said...

I've got a few pieces of furniture I've found that I want to paint.

Vintage Street Designs said...

4Your sign and mailbox are adorable! LOVE the snow! :) Now following! Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

Stephanie M. said...

This is the cutest little mailbox I ever did see! You make everything look SO EASY! But, I bet it's not!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

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