So what do you do with all those amazing pages you spent time on in your coloring book? Well, that exact question is what I wanted to find a solution to. I wanted an idea that would allow me to display my finished coloring pages in a unique and individual way.
For this piece I took a finished coloring page and made it into a flowing piece of art that I could display either in a frame or in my art journal.
To start out, I wanted to keep with a rustic theme that matched the artwork but made sure that it wasn’t inundated by neutrals by bringing in splashes of blues. I wanted to use a mixture of mixed- media and different techniques in the background in order to really give the piece an “outside of the coloring book” look. Illustration by Leslie Sabella from The Coloring Studio.
The Coloring Studio Meets Mixed-Media Project Directions
Color in an image with Neutral Prima Marketing Watercolor Pencils. Use water and a fine-tipped brush to blend and shade.
Once the piece is completely dry, use Faber-Castell Brush Pens to add pops of color.
Spritz center of page with yellow ink spray.
Arrange metal rimmed grubby tag and large grubby tag and image onto the background. Before attaching all of the elements, wrap layout with teal Baker’s Twine.
Attach image and tags with glue dots.
Stamp word onto small metal rimmed grubby tag, and letter onto large grubby tag with black ink.
About the Artist:
Bekah Ellington is a Customer Service Representative at Stampington & Company. She displays her daily crafting and life discoveries on her Instagram @bekah_ellington and her blog: www.ellingtonlove.com