First of all, thank you to those who have stuck with me during my dry spell of blog posts. I think I may have found a medication that’s allowed me to feel a little better. We’ll see how it goes. Anyway, if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that I have a coloring book. Some wonderful lady got it for me and it’s been helpful during this period of not really having a brain. It is very relaxing and not having to to think about what I’m doing too much, just grabbing a color and filling in an already made design is very nice. I have a few tips for you if you’re wanting to get started with this.
Choosing Your Coloring Book. There are many to choose from. The one you go with will depend on personal taste, but if you’re buying online make sure to look in a few pages. Amazon lets you do this. The cover doesn’t always give you an accurate representation of what’s actually in the book. Also, if you’re not quite ready to buy a book yet, you could print out free pages online. There are Pinterest boards dedicated to this.
What To Color With. The obvious is colored pencils, but you can also use markers, gel pens, etc. As long as it has a fine tip. Adult coloring books tend to have a lot of detail. It doesn’t have to be artist grade. You’re just coloring in a coloring book. Not making sellable art pieces.
Make A Color Chart. Making a color chart will make it easier to see all the colors you have and choose which one you want, and many things have a bad habit of the casing not looking exactly like the actual color.
Easy To Use Case. If you’re using colored pencils, the box yours came in may not be very easy to use. Especially as your pencils get smaller. You can find colored pencil cases that zip close and keep all your pencils in order. It’s also very portable. That way you can easily carry it from room to room.
Have a Nice Pencil Sharpener. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Mine is a simple hand held sharpener and I use a plastic bag to catch all the shavings. Just make sure it sharpens nicely. Otherwise, you’ll be frustrated with a sharpener that doesn’t work.
Have a Flat Surface. That doesn’t mean; color on the table. Put a hard book under your project. You could also use you pencil case if it’s sturdy enough.
Have Fun. You’re not doing a big art project. There’s nothing for you to worry about. Pick a color and make it beautiful.
I may make a board on Pinterest of my finished pieces. So if you’re interested in those. Check out my Pinterest page.
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