Tuesday 29 December 2015

What to do with colouring pages part 1

Some of you may know that I create colouring pages. Most of them are made especially for adults but many of them because of a cute characters can be a great challenge for a little younger ones too. I create very detailed pages. Most of them are covered by pattern in whole, not only a part of the page. Why is that? I love detailed patterns (a dress from a fabric with my pattern is my dream) but also I can use them in my mixed media artwork.

I know that buying colouring pages separately (not in a book) is more expensive ( there is a few reasons for that but this post is not about that) but if you really like the illustration and have a few ideas how to colour it or use it, I think it is worth to go for it.

Remember, if you buy a colouring page, you can print as many copies as you want! If you don't like a finished effect you can print one more page. What paper to choose? It really depends what you want to do with it. For this post I used my home printer (Epson XP620 - nothing fancy as you can see, normal home printer) and a piece of smooth Bristol. 

Please check out my Etsy shop! You will find a lot of colouring pages there. More to follow!

I coloured a centre of the pattern using colouring pencils and then I sprayed 2-3 mists - Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist. You can use whatever mist you have. There is only one rule when applying mediums - it needs to be transparent - you want to see your pattern!

The big surprise was when I turn the page. In places where the lines of pattern were (on a right side of the page), the mist soak in and gave a really nice effect.

I've made a quick card to show you one of the ways how to use colouring pages, more to follow! 

Magda x