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MelbCrafty
« on: October 08, 2011 07:41:20 PM »

hi all,

i'm doing an art project where a small wall is being covered with different coloured square "pixels". 

I was hoping Crafster could suggest materials I could use for these 'pixels'.  Ideally they would be removable but not neccessarily.

The squares need to have names of sponsors on them, so i need a material than can have words applied to them somehow.

thanks for any suggestions!
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ragdoll193
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011 09:00:08 PM »

paint chips from the hardware store!
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MelbCrafty
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011 02:02:28 AM »

oooh theres an interesting idea! 

the "pixels" actually need to be about 5 inches x 5 inches, but I know they sell those huge sheets of paint color sampling now.

Do you know if those things can be printed on or some kind of transfer Huh
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011 01:59:00 PM »

You could always use scrapbook paper.  You can feed that through a printer, as long as it's the right size.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011 04:44:51 PM »

any suggestions for how to stick paint chips or scrapbook paper to the wall?  i'd like the whole thing to look professional and nice
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011 02:43:22 PM »

Honestly?  It's time consuming, but I'd mount them to chip board or foam core so they won't bend or curl over time (think about the shamrocks or hearts that they sell for different organizations...after even a couple weeks, the corners tend to droop).  Then, it depends on how permanent you want the installation, or if the walls can be re-painted or touched up after it's taken down.  I actually really like double sided tape for a smooth, clean application, but it doesn't always stick well.  The double sided sticky foam tape usually works really well, but it can peel or chip paint when you take it off.
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