I have really gotten into coloring pages as part of an element of scrapbook design. Originally when I started with coloring I thought possibly I could use my pages in an art journal. Then I really gave some thought to how I could combine my love of coloring with scrapbook design. Then my imagination started to really give some thought to the process.
The first thing I considered was that I could fussy cut parts of the page that I really liked. Here’s my first attempt at using part o a page as a cut piece.
One of my colored pages fussy cut down to one element
The next thing that I thought was about the kind of media I could use to color the pages of my coloring book for use on my scrapbook pages. I tried using my alcohol pens but they bled through the paper. Water colors also bled through. So it occurred to me that the only thing I could use were my colored pencils. That was fine, but I really wanted to go farther
- You can scan your coloring pages into your computer and print them out on watercolor paper or cardstock. That way you will have a bunch of coloring pages that you can use over and over again. You will also be able to use other media beyond crayons and colored pencils You can also reprint them as many times as you would like. This is a great idea if you have grandkids.
- You can scan a colored page into your computer and print it out in color or monochrome ( black and white) There are all kinds of things that you can do with colored pages. Watch here for more ideas.
We will be showing you some more ideas throughout the week. Hopefully you will get your creative juices flowing as we go through the processs.