Tuesday, April 19, 2016

woyww - paint swatches

Not a lot of painting this week except for the odd paint swatches.  The exercise was useful as I found out exactly how many watercolours I own.   Also discovered that the latest "must have" w/c is similar to something I already own.  Hopefully I will look at the swatches before purchasing next time.  The other scary thing is the clutter on my desk.

Close up of those swatches .... quite pretty.  
I also printed out two copies of the w/c flowers. I might use them for  a special swap coming up in May??

Have a lovely woyww :)

33 comments:

  1. the swatches look great - a time saver in the long run ... not sure where you think your clutter is, I can raise you a clutter.. but that's me, messy messy! Helen #1

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  2. What clutter? Mine is worse hahaha, what a lovely set of swatches, you'll be happy now that thats done. We have much cooler weather now so its more comfortable which is a godsend, its been a hot horrid summer this year
    Bridget #2

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  3. The swatches look like a work of art on there own arranged like that .
    Happy crafting Jill #5

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  4. Oh I love colour so the rainbow swatches are nectar to my eye.
    BJ was #4, then #16 finally #17 but may end up as #15 if my incorrect links are removed!

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  5. Greart paint swatches, I first thought they were from a DIY store. happy WOYWW from Vicky #10

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  6. I could live with those paint swatches on my wall...seriously. They make such a great pattern, I love abstract stuff. Your flower ATCs will be sought after, I know!
    Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

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  7. Oh heck I hope I'm not going to have a new fettish now I've seen those paint swatches and knowing I've got some of those rings in a drawer. Haha.
    Have a great week
    Lynn xx 20

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  8. I have something similar for all my pens and acrylics so I don't duplicate when I'm out shopping. They do look lovely! I am going to get my nails painted today and my nail technician has all her colours on big rings - they look really yummy as well! Everyone seems to be so organised about the swap - I really am gonna have to get my thinking cap on! Happy Wednesday, Cindy #29

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  9. You certainly do have a wonderful collection of watercolours and how organised you are. I'm sure I'd save myself pounds if I did that. Enjoy the rest of your day. Barbxx

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  10. Great ideas,, fab swatches. Elaine no 24

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  11. Great idea to do the swatches. I always check my colour charts before buying new pens. Must save a fortune doing it rather than guessing! Take care Zo xx 35

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  12. Hi Sandra, aren't those swatches just a beautiful splash of colour? And I definitely outdid you for mess this week, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

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  13. A wonderful desky share, Sandra, love your swatches indeed!

    .. and yes have once doubled up in colours in my Tombows at a sale ages ago now and one stamp accidentally bought two of.. but otherwise mercifully the brain has functioned.
    I just peeped below at your finished Iris is is truly magnificent or they are as there are two!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 34

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  14. The colour swatches look good enough to eat! Seriously though, very useful!
    the other day I found, not two, but THREE (very small & on sale), duplicate stamps!
    RosA #41

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  16. I'm doing a lunchtime whizz round all my fav blogs having had a busy morning shortening trousers and a very posh long dress in the sunshine.....what more could a girl wish for?
    I really love your paint swatches....they look like rainbows :-)
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 15

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  17. Love the swatch idea, and they look so cheerful
    Jill

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  18. Great idea and such beautiful colours!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #49

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  19. Those swatches make such a pretty picture - lovely colours there. x Jo

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  20. I've always loved colour swatches! They look awesome on that ring! Great idea - now you can start mixing them and end up with hundreds of swatches! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #36

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  21. Sandra De, I love the colour swatches.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #21

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  22. I really love anything in colour order - it just draws me to it and those swatches are beautiful laid out like that - they could be framed! It's such a good idea to keep a record of colours you have, I've doubled up so many times and it's so annoying!
    Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by my desk,
    Diana #28

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  23. Very colourful - and such a good idea to keep track of what you already have - I think a system like this would be useful for Promarkers as well.
    Bernice #23

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  24. you did a beautiful job on your swatches. I have a Canson Mixed Media journal where I do my swatching and experimenting. If you get a chance, drop on by and see what I was working on this week with some of my embossing powders.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ENJOY Pat #67

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  25. Yes, those swatches are beautiful. You have actually spurned me on to do some swatches too. (Not tonight though)
    Thanks for visiting earlier,
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  26. It is a good idea to have swatches like that, who knows maybe I'll get round to doing the same some time. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 25

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  27. First of all thanks for visiting me yesterday whilst I was out and about.
    My word, you created those swatches? I once created swatches for the 120 Twinkling H2o's I had but the thought of doing something like that again is daunting. Must be getting old!
    Yes, we should think before we purchase and not fall into the trap set up by the manufacturers to buy buy buy.
    Hugs, Neet 5 xx

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  28. Sandra, I love those swatches, never mind that it is a good idea, just the swatches are lovely, all those beautiful colours. At first glance I thought you had made some very clever flowers for your page, then I looked at the pictures in close up and saw what they were. I think I need to do the same with my Pan Pastel. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    Thanks too for visiting my page and your nice compliments.
    Chris #22

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  29. Good morning, Sandra! What a great idea to do the swatches! And with having different styles of water colors, I should do this as I know the shading with each style with differ. Yay, one more project on my organizing journey. :-) I did get my organizing for yesterday done. Rewarding myself with a bit of shopping today ;-) Creative Blessings! Kelly #43

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  30. Thanks for your visit earlier, working hard on the matchbox theme.
    Love the swatches, I use an A5 book, but your idea looks a lot easier.
    Take care and have a good week
    Christine
    Bishopsmate #30

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  31. Thanks for your visit earlier, working hard on the matchbox theme.
    Love the swatches, I use an A5 book, but your idea looks a lot easier.
    Take care and have a good week
    Christine
    Bishopsmate #30

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  32. Hello Sandra de. I just love the swatch idea always want to make something like that for my paints inks and markers....a project to add to my list. LOL thanks for visiting my blog and have a great week Hugs ~Anne L #12

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  33. Hello Sandra de, thanks for stopping by my place... sad to say that I'm just soo busy at the moment but none the less I wanted to stop by your space. Love those colors swatches of yours! Makes me smile. :-) Hope to see you next Wednesday on WOYWW.
    Wishing you a wonderful and creative time!
    Hugs,
    MiSchra ♥ #66

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