12/15/2007

organizing Crackle Paint

Crackle Paint - it is the latest craze (sorry for the pun...) from Tim Holtz and the fabulous folks at Ranger. Paint once and when it dries...it produces a wonderful crackle effect. From the side, individual colors are fairly easy to identify, and very easy if you are familiar enough with the Crackle Paint colors Ranger offers (there are 24 colors). They are also labeled on the side as to the color. However, from the top, which is how I store these (in sterlite drawers from Wal-Mart), they are black and unidentifiable. Not good. If I am to use something I must be able to find what I am looking for...and quickly. One morning in the shower (A.K.A...idea central) I came up with this idea. Got the kids on the bus and did this: Circle printing link how-to is here (please scroll down to Bob Buckland's post to 'B. for your circular text'), but a MS Word document with circle printing all done for you is here. After circle printing all 24 colors onto one sheet of white cardstock, I punched them out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. Adhered to respective paint containers with Glue Dots. I opened each container and dabbed a tiny bit of paint onto my finger, then swiped it onto the center of the punched circle. Easy to find what I'm a-lookin' for now...!

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

GF-you are the BEST! TU so much for doing all that work for me...my life in the Crackle Paint world/container will be so much easier now! holiday hugs

DeniseLynn said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

StamperSharon said...

You smart girl! I have some of these on the way to me and once I decide where to store them, I just may be using your idea!

Beth said...

Oh Cindy!!!! You rock!

HB said...

Cindy, you just blow me away!!!

Conniecrafter said...

I Love the idea of this crackle paint, can't wait to get my hands on it. Also Thanks for the link on how to make the circle sentiments!