When I was a child I loved to color and would get quite creative in my approach. My Mom would sit beside me, we would open the book, and each color one of the pages. I must say I was quite delighted when Adult Coloring Books became the IN thing.
I was quite impressed with the artists selections that are on the market. I still love to color as an adult and wasn’t fortunate to have a child that liked to color so I missed out on that whole experience. But now, the patterns and style are extraordinary and definitely made for adults. They are works of art for sure.
I’ve been looking for quite some time for the perfect book and finally found it “Whimsical Gardens”. It fit my style and had several pages that appealed to me. I already had my favorite colored pencils at home so I couldn’t wait to get there and start coloring.
First I had to pour over the pages and find which print I would start on first, that was quite a decision in itself. I had to pick a page that matched my mood at the time to get the creativity flowing. I’m not one to start at the beginning and work my way to the back, I pick what strikes my fancy at that time and go from there.
You can use anything you like to color with, pencils, watercolor, markers, or crayons. I like to use a good quality colored pencil, they are blendable and buildable making my work look like a true print not a coloring book page. I feel like pencils have a sharper point to get into tight spaces too.
Here’s a few tips that will come in handy when looking for a coloring book:
- Make sure you look through all the pages before purchasing to ensure you like most every page. These range in price from $5 to $25 so be picky before purchasing.
- Make sure the print is one sided, you don’t want designs on both sides of the page.
- If you’re coloring the pages to use as frameable art make sure the page is a standard size for framing.
- Make sure the pages are perforated for clean removal.
- Consider the person you are purchasing for and pick what they will like not what’s your favorite.
I would also consider purchasing a clipboard, it makes for an inexpensive easel for coloring your page. Now get coloring and send me pic of what you’re working on.
Just a quick note to say…I’m addicted to these coloring books they relieve stress and I so enjoy spending the time alone doing something I love. It may seem juvenile but I’m getting a kick out of how much fun coloring is. Also my friend Linda clued me in on this free link to get coloring pages sent to your email inbox, it’s a great way to give a new hobby a try.
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