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!


July Frog Dog Studio Kit Reveal

Hi everyone! I am so behind on my blogging…

First off, the new Frog Dog Studio July kit is out and it is a good one! Check out all of these awesome goodies:

Frog Dog July kit

The July Mixed Media Kit includes:

(1) Maya Road 3″ Vintage Memory Box with Coaster Album
(1) .5 oz Bottle of Crackle Accents
(1) Bottle of ‘Peeled Paint, Distress Paint
(1) Bottle of ‘Antique Linen, Distress Paint
(1) 4 oz Jar of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium
(1) Roll of Prima Washi Tape (colors/design may vary)
(1) Package Tim Holtz Hinges
(1) ‘Pretty Bird Notes’ Ephemera sheet from ARTChixStudio

Here are my Design Team projects that I created using the kit:




Be sure to check out the Frog Dog Studio Blog for mine, as well as my fellow DT member’s tutorials on all of this month’s projects.

I also wanted to let you know about our Refer A Friend promotion. Check out the post HERE to find out all of the details. It’s a great deal and a fun way to share mixed media with friends.

I also managed to squeeze in a project from my LifeBook class-Week 18. A Page of Affirmations with Dawn DeVries Sokol. It was a quick and fun exercise-even though I struggle with praising myself for anything.

Page of Affirmations with Dawn DeVries Sokol

Thanks for stopping by!