Free Printable Paint By Number from Damask Love

Free Printable Paint By Number from Damask Love

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by paint-by-number, but I’d be lying if I said that the actual painting part was my favorite. For me, it was all about those little paint pots. They were so small, and they had neat caps that attached to the pot and snapped closed. Plus, they were all connected together, and I dunno why, but that was incredibly fascinating to little me. Heck, it’s still fascinating to big me! I’d dip my brush in a pot o’ color and swirl it around, completely mesmerized. Oh, I’d eventually get around to painting, but you could’ve just handed me a brush and the paint pots, and I would have been occupied for the rest of the afternoon. And when I discovered that I could actually MIX the colors? Oh, yeah.

So, when Damask Love approached me with the idea of doing a printable paint-by-number for our next collaborative project, I immediately got the warm and fuzzies thinking about all of the good times that I had with those little paint pots when I was a kid. And I almost lost it when I saw that she actually made her own little pots o’ color for the project. Squeeeee!

This project was such a fun challenge. It really gave me a new appreciation for the painting part of paint-by-number, and I have to admit that I totally nerded out when I was setting up and numbering the different areas of color.

Head on over to Damask Love to download your very own copy of the succulent paint-by-number, and be sure to check out Amber’s helpful paint-by-number tips while you’re over there!

image from Damask Love

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3D Paper Kaleidoscope Tessellations by Brandon Clark

3D Paper Kaleidoscope Tessellations by Brandon Clark

This Week’s Picks

♥ I will never tire of food puns, especially when they’re in card form.

♥ Learn how to make your very own origami mail kit over at Handmade Charlotte. A great paper craft project, and a great gift idea, too!

♥ From the Paper Crave archives, free printable summertime journaling cards!

♥ Learn how to make a faceted, watercolor heart magnet in this video tutorial from k.becca.

♥ Well, hello there, sexy pen.

image from Strictly Paper / Brandon Clark

Illuminated Paper Goods from Kelly Angelovic

Illuminated Paper Goods by Kelly Angelovic

Boulder, Colorado-based illustrator and graphic designer, Kelly Angelovic, just launched a line of paper goods that’s filled with completely craveable greeting cards, notecards, thank yous, and art prints. Since 2010, Kelly has licensed her work to a variety of clients, including Design House Greetings, Papyrus, Oopsy Daisy, and Robert Kaufman, among others, but she really wanted to do something that “was all mine”, and her new line is a wonderful expression of her love for typography (especially hand lettering) and color.

Have a gander at some of the paper lovelies from Kelly’s new line below, and be sure to head over to her shop to see all of the pretty paper goods that are available in the line.

Illuminated Paper Goods by Kelly Angelovic

Illuminated Paper Goods by Kelly Angelovic

Illuminated Paper Goods by Kelly Angelovic

Illuminated Paper Goods by Kelly Angelovic

photo credit : McCall Burau (bottom photo by Kelly Angelovic)

Patterned Letterpress Cards from Egg Press

I love a great pattern, and I especially love a great patterned card. These patterned letterpress note cards from Egg Press, which feature everything from little dogs to cacti to flowers, fit the bill to perfection! And, since they don’t feature any specific greetings inside or out, they’re also very versatile and can work for everything from thank you notes to handwritten hellos.

Check out all of the available designs over at Egg Press.

Egg Press Patterned Letterpress Note Cards

images from Egg Press