Coloring is Not Just for Kids!! Featuring the November Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit

(This tutorial can also be found on the Frog Dog Studio Blog. All supplies used are from the Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit, which can be purchased here.)

Good morning! Melissa here with this month’s texture tips. When I received this month’s kit and saw the coloring pages from Catherine Scanlon I was totally excited. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of me and my grandma coloring together. She always had a good stash of coloring books at her house, plus the 64 count box of crayons with the built in sharpener! (fist pump!!)

Also included in this kit are the watercolors. I was looking at everything together and I decided to do different pages in different mediums. So for the first coloring page I used the watercolors for my main source of color. I added in the embossing powder to the middle of the flowers and some of the glitter (attached using the Glossy Accents from the kit). The embossing powder adds a nice, shiny texture to the page. And of course so does the glitter (plus it’s just a really gorgeous color!)

Next I used the gel pens to add some accents. I used the green along the stems and the blue to fill in the dots. These pens also offer a smooth shiny texture.

As I was digging around in my stash I found a packet of words from Tim Holtz, so I used them to create a little phrase that I liked. I stuck them in the empty spot of the coloring sheet.

To finish, I cut around the edges of the page and found a background in my art journal that needed some help (ok, it was a really ugly epic fail page that I’ve always hated) and glued it down right over the top. Now it looks so much better 🙂

How do you cover up journal pages or mistakes that you make? I’d love to hear about it!

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