Using Paint Chips in Art Journal Pages

Paint chip art journal from The Handcrafted Story. Part of the Get Messy Art Journal group.

I’ve been inspired by the book Art Journal Art Journey. I like the use of paint chips, photos, and typewriter text. Read my full review of this art journal book.

I made three sets of art journal pages during one nap time, which felt really productive. I tried to use similar elements from the book: typewriter words (one word to a line), paint chips, photos. I added machine stitching.

This is the first time I tried using paint chips in art journal pages.Paint chips and photo art journal page from The Handcrafted Story. Machine stitching.

The photo came from an old photo calendar I made.

The words are song lyrics, based on a Get Messy Art Journal prompt: “Choose a song that represents how you feel right now.”


Have you used paint chips in your projects? Post a link in the comments.

Get Messy Art Journal challenge

Get Messy is an art journal challenge. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


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By | 2017-09-21T12:04:04-07:00 January 8th, 2015|Art Journal, Get Messy Art Journal|2 Comments


  1. Lauren January 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Gosh! I am just so in love with this page! Its just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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