Hello, Crafty Peeps! Today I am sharing two ways to color on coloring book pages with ink on this simple dragonfly coloring page. Adult coloring pages seem to dominate the paper crafting world. I won’t say that I have become a coloring page enthusiast but thanks to Clearsnap® Smooch and Hot Off The Press®, I have warmed up a bit.
In addition to the awesome coloring books, Hot Off the Press has some awfully nice Color Me pages. I used one to finish off the interior of my project.
- ClearsnapSmooch® Bottle: Coastal, Dew, Gold Lame, Juniper, Taffy, Azure
- ColorBox® Archival Chalk: Clover, Yellow Ochre, Dahlia
- Clearsnap® Glitter Gloss
- ColorBox Color Blender
- Hot Off The Press®: Zen Dragonflies For Colorist: Page 1
- Hot Off The Press®: Color Me™ Double Dipped Swirl/Text
- Fairy Dust: Clear
- White Card Stock
- Black Card Stock
- Cotton Tipped Swabs
- Double-sided Foam Tape
- Ribbon and Button
Use a cotton-tipped swab to apply ColorBox® Clover Chalk ink to the wings. Afterward, using the color blender, apply ColorBox® Yellow Ochre ink to the wings and beneath the wings.
Gently tap a fresh cotton swab onto your ColorBox® Dahlia ink pad (avoid picking up too much ink) Finish coloring the wings.
Continue coloring your image using your Smooch pearlized inks and your ColorBox chalk and pigment inks until you achieve your desired result. Heat set the ink.
Apply a coat of Glue Gloss to the dragonfly wings and then sprinkle lightly with Pixie Dust.
Finishing The Interior
Cut a piece of Color Me™ Double Dipped Swirl/Text paper to fit your card base. My card is 6″ x 6″. I cut my Color Me™ paper 6″ x 12″ and scored it at 6″. Adhere paper to the card base.
Color or mist your Color Me™ paper. I used a folded blending tool foam to create long grass on the paper. There is no right or wrong choice.
Trim the edges of your coloring page. Make sure it is even on all sides. Cut black card stock to create a mat for the front of your card. Use double-sided foam tape to attach your coloring page to the black mat. Finally, mount your matted focal onto your card base. Embellish as desired.
If you are not a big fan of coloring books and pages, try “thinking outside the book” and using the Hot Off The Press® For Colorist series. They offer a variety of choices that may open up challenging new vistas of creativity. And, as it did for me, it will improve your appreciation of the art of coloring pages with ink instead of crayon!
Our August Color Challenge is coming up in a few days. We would love to see you use our challenge colors, Clearsnap®Inks, and a Hot Off The Press coloring page in your submission.