Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Grown up Coloring Books
It's no secret I am a big fan of the adult coloring book craze.
However, I have been a fan of coloring since I could hold a crayon.
Some of the books have intricate designs that could be overwhelming
when you first look at the page to color.
Remember that coloring is supposed to be a stress reliever, not
a stress maker.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Pick out one part of the design, shape or area to color.
For example, if a flower flows throughout the design, color that flower first.
Or, chose a corner of the page and work your way out.
Once there is some color on the page, it isn't so confusing.
2. Don't be afraid to rotate or turn you pages around, even upside down.
3. For small details, use the finest point coloring tool you have. Sharpen pencils often.
4. What to do with all the colored pages?
a. Cut out designs to use as embellishments.
b. Use full sheets as background pages for cards, scrapbook pages, or
other papercrafting projects.
c, Designate one book as a journal. The Whimsey Project blog uses journals
in many projects.
d. Date each page when you finish.