Tag: printables

#ColorOurCollections Is Back!

Get Free Coloring Pages From Libraries, Archives, and Museums I love antique and ancient paper memorabilia. And the thought that I could color copies of old, antique and ancient prints thrills me. And once again this year you… Read More

How to Give Artists the Credit They Deserve

We all know there are thousands of free printable coloring pages out there on the “interwebz.” And who doesn’t like free stuff? But have you ever thought about the artists who created those great designs?

Smudged Lines: Why They Happen & How To Prevent Them

Sometimes we want smudged lines when we color – especially when blending. However, no one likes it when the printed outlines on a coloring page are the smudged lines. I briefly talked about this problem in this post… Read More

Ikea’s Latest? Coloring Pages to Calm

It is only “Hump Day” and you’re already itching to pull out the markers and color the stress away. And to satisfy your yearning, IKEA, the home of “fiscally responsible furnishings for all,” has come to the rescue. Normally… Read More

6 Tips for Taking Printables from ‘Eh’ to ‘Excellent’

Printables can be great (yay, free goodies!) – and can be awful.  Coloring book publishers and artists give away printable coloring pages as a try-and-buy technique.  Oodles of websites offer free printables pages. And artists sell unique ones on their… Read More

Colored Pencil Shading in 5 Easy Steps

Whether an illustration is a pattern, abstract, or still-life, shading can give it dimension and depth – some “life.” And yes, shading with colored pencils is easy!

Johanna Basford’s Christmas Coloring Gift

It is December, and the holidays – which I love – are finally kicking into gear. In preparation for the stresses of the season, and to stay in the spirit, I have pulled out my brand new Christmas… Read More