Two Ways to Color on Coloring Books Pages with Ink

by | July 29th, 2016 | Comments Off on Two Ways to Color on Coloring Books Pages with Ink

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. HOTP DragonflyColoringPage

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.HOTPDragonfllyLongGrass copy



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.Drgonfly Coloring Ochre_CMHarris copy

Gently tap a fresh cotton swab onto your ColorBox® Dahlia ink pad (avoid picking up too much ink)  Finish coloring the wings.Dragonfly Dahlia_CMHarris

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.DragoflyColoringHOTP_CMHarris

Apply a coat of Glue Gloss to the dragonfly wings and then sprinkle lightly with Pixie Dust.

Dragonfly Glue Gloss_CMHarris copy

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.

DragonflyColorMe_CMHarris copy

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.

Dragonfly Creating long grass_CMHaris

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.

Dragonfly Sideview_CMHarris copy

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!

Zen Coloring Books HOTP copy

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.





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