Coloring Pages And Scrapbook Design

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.

Have You Heard Of The Wink of Stella Brushes?

The Wink of Stella Brushes are a new favorite product to me. They have a shimmer ink that has a very vivid color. They last for about two years so they are an excellent buy for the price. I purchased mine at a scrapbook event I attended this past weekend. Then I found this set that is perfect if you want to try them. I will be adding to my collection of colors and have plans to use these on cards and stamps to enhance my scrapbook pages.IMG_0787IMG_0786

You might like to give them a try ! I have set a link for you to check them out. Zig Memory System Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Markers, Pretty Garden, Pink, Yellow, Green, 3-Pack

How To Make Custom Jewel Dots

There are two ways that you can create custom jewel dots in the exact colors to fit your project. I don’t know about you, but I never seem to have just the right color on hand.

One way is to use your alcohol markers and color them

The second way, if you need quite a few is to use embossing powder. You take the gems and cover them with versamark inks. Then cover that with embossing powder. Use your heat gun to heat the powder and set aside till cool. I get perfect results every time

Water Color Techinques-An Introduction

Have you ever considered using watercolors on your scrapbook pages? Watercolors are an inexpensive media that you can use in so many ways on your scrapbook pages. All you need is some colors, some paint brushes and some water color paper. They come in pallets and tubes. You can use them to customize background paper.

Add something extra to your titles, make a custom mat for your pictures, and make a border. We’ll explore some techniques and ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Watch for more ahead