Hi all. Colour swatches are a must have for an artist. You do not want to pull out all the stamp pads and keep trying all the shades and tones of a colour, until you find the desired colour for your project. Labels on the stamp pads can be deceiving at times, as the actual ink on paper may actually turn out to be dark or lighter than the label on stamp pad.
One way to get a colour swatch is to download and print those that the manufacturers sell. But again, you do not want to buy all the swatches from all the manufacturers, though you may own only half of all those colours. Also these colour swatches keep getting updated with time.
So I created by own colour swatch to address all the above issues. A simple but very functional cute little swatch.
How To Make The Colour Swatch
Step 1. Gather all the supplies. The supplies that we are gonna need are listed below.1. Hole Punch2. Binder ring3. Pen/ label maker4. Scissors5. Stamp block6. A stamp of your choice7. Stamp pads, which you want to add to the swatch.8. Index cards / Card stock – White
Step 2. Cut Index cards into half, to get uniform sized swatch papers. If you are using a card stock here, make sure that you are cutting all the swatches of same size. A white colour card stock or index card must be used, for obvious reasons 🙂
Step 3. Stamp each colour on to a single leaf of swatch paper. Don’t forget to label the make and Colour Name of that stamp pad on the swatch.
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