Today is a dream-come-true for me as I launch the first series of my coloring pages – Color Your Own Printables, Series 1. I’ve always loved to color, of course, and when the adult coloring books became popular, I knew I wanted to create something of my own . . . but a little different.
Coloring pages are not only fun but relaxing, stress-relieving and even meditative. Exactly how I feel when I paint! But I love the freedom that comes with coloring, the ‘it’s just for me’ attitude. That seems to be the opinion of everyone who’s enjoying adult coloring books. But again, I wanted to do something with a l’il twist.
I want people to be able to use colored pencils and markers and pastels on my coloring pages but also one more thing . . . paint! What a shock, huh? As many patterns as I’ve drawn over the years for people to transfer and paint, now they can just print and paint. Easy peasy. See that sunflower up there in the photo? That’s 140 lb. watercolor paper that I ran thru my printer – allowed the ink to dry fully – and then used watercolor paint.
Of course, you can use copy paper for pencils and markers. It’s totally up to you because these are digital downloads, not a book.
One more difference I wanted my coloring pages to have – you can print as many as you want. Maybe you want to try markers on one and watercolor pencils on the same image. Just print two off! You can print as many as you want. With coloring books you only once chance. I dunno, but if you have kiddos, it’s just possible that they might want to color flowers too.
The other difference in my coloring pages happened quite by chance.
I drew all the flowers first, loved them but they looked . . . unfinished.
So I started doodling frames. Now I had 5 flowers and 5 frames and I thought, “why not leave them like this!” You can mix ‘n match flowers and frames any way you want! Or you can use the frames for favorite phrases and quotes. There are so many ideas!
I will say, I won’t be doing 15 pages every month, more like 5. This is a one-time deal for the launch of my Color Your Own Printables line. And yes, I’ll call them printables as well as pages because I really hope that you’ll love some of the pages so much after you’ve colored or painted them that you will want to frame them or use them online or whatever.
For as long as I’ve been sharing my art I had one goal – to encourage and inspire others to discover joy thru art and crafts.
I really hope these coloring pages will help towards that goal.
To buy all fifteen 8-1/2″ x 11″ pages go to my Shop. You’ll get the link after payment is made.
Thank you for being part of my journey.