Using Colorbox Dye Ink to Watercolor Your Coloring Book Pages

by | June 6th, 2016 | 2

Hello everyone!!  Kymona here to show you how to watercolor your coloring book pages with Colorbox Dye Inks! Adult coloring books are the latest craze so I wanted to show you how you that your not limited to just color pencils or markers.  Pull out your Colorbox Dye Inks and lets get started.

Coloring book and ink supplies KTracey

Here is the list of supplies you’ll need:

  • ColorBox® Premium Dye 4-Color Inkpads: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Glitter Winter Frost
  • Glue Gloss
  • Zenspirations Flowers Coloring Book
  • Water
  • Clear Block
  • Frame
  • 2″ Round Watercolor Paint Brush

How to get started watercoloring in your coloring book:

Place a thick piece of cardstock between the coloring pages.

Stamp the Spring ColorBox® Premium Dye 4-Color Inkpad onto the clear block.

Using Colorbox Dye Ink to watercolor

First wet your paintbrush with just a little bit of water.  Then pick up the first color and paint the flowers.

Watercoloring process KTracey

Paint the entire page using the ColorBox® Premium Dye 4-Color Inkpad listed above.

When you are ready to change the four colors on your ink block, just use a damp paper towel and clean off the block before adding a new set of colors.

Dye inks dry pretty fast so no need to worry about ink spreading across your paper if your hand touches the painting.

Once the painting is complete and dry, its time to add some Winter Frost Glitter using the glue gloss.

Note: I was so excited to open the glue gloss that I complete rip the packaging off.  So I wanted to make sure you know what it looks like with no packaging.  Don’t take off your complete packaging. 

Unwrapping Glue Gloss KTracey

Simple add the glue where you want the glitter to stick to.

Adding glue gloss KTracey

Sprinkle the glitter where the glue was placed.

Sprinkle off the excess and funnel it back into the bottle.

Coloring book and watercolor supplies

Take a close up look at the glitter.

Glitter close up KTracey

Take a look at the finished page!

Finished Coloring Page KTracey

Take your creation a step further and frame your creation.

Framed Coloring Page KT

This will go in my craft corner!!

My niece was over and wanted to give this technique a try:

Niece watercoloring too KTracey

Take a look at her finish page:

Niece finished piece KTracey

This goes to show that every age can have fun with adult coloring books.

So what do you think?  Would you try these ColorBox Dye Inks on your coloring books?  Please let me know in the comments.  To see more of my Clean and Simple tutorials, please visit my blog.


2 Responses to Using Colorbox Dye Ink to Watercolor Your Coloring Book Pages

  1. Maggie B. says:

    Hi Kymona ~ I would definitely give these inks a try in my coloring books. Love the softness of the colors and the added glitz with that glitter. Such a cheery creation and it looks awesome in that frame. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

  2. TracyM #6773 says:

    PERFECT timing Kymona!!!
    … I have just bought my first colouring book and I’m feeling INSPIRED, colouring with inks & brush AND adding SPARKLE => AWESOME!!!

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