Roundup: 10 DIY Paint Chip Art Projects

By: Diy maven May 08, 2012

created at: 05/08/2012

Just when I think we've reached the tipping point in the popularity of paint chip art, I see something new that makes me think that the medium still has legs. Take a look at these ideas and tell me what you think. From 'crafty' to all out Art (note the capital 'A'), the lowly chips certainly inspire. The first project, pictured above, is

from The 3 Rs Blog; the next woven project from Behance is still one of my favorites.

 In this example, paint chips become mosaic tiles. 

created at: 05/08/2012

Here's another by The 3 R's Blog, which is a great example of how lovely monochrome can be. 

For art that multi-tasks, these paint chip clocks are the ticket.

created at: 04/13/2011

Colorful yet practical is this idea from The Aesthetic Writer for a dry erase calendar:

Apparently, paint chip strips make perfect skylines.

Chips used for pixilated portraits still impress me. This one of Marilyn particularly.


Marilyn looks lovely, but Manet in paint chip pixelation is even more remarkable. This adaptation of Bar at the Foiles Bergere was created by Tim Fraser Brown.

pantone monet

Another artist doing spectacular things with paint chips is Peter Combe. Click here to see more of his work. 





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these ideas are so awesome! thanks for sharing....and paint chips are free too! whats not to love about that!

I like it, and am going too try it.
I like it, and am going too try it.
I like it, and am going too try it.
I like it, and am going too try it.

Cool paint chip art here ...I saw it and thought about how I've read your raves about paint chips


Nice collection!

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