What To Do With Your Coloring Pages (With Voiceover)

What To Do With Your Coloring Pages (With Voiceover)


Hello, it’s Gilly here from www.funcraftstodoathome.com Today, I’m going to show you some unique ideas that I’ve had… …for how people can use their adult coloring pages to decorate their crafts… …instead of having your lovely coloring sitting in books, on shelves, where nobody can see what you’ve done. So, this book, Flower Mandalas To Colour For Calm is published by Octopus Books and… …and the designs in here were done by artist Cynthia Emerlye Now sadly, Cynthia died in the Autumn of last year (2017)… …but her work does live on in these beautiful coloring books and in the many, many pieces of artwork that Cynthia produced in her lifetime. So the designs that you will see on the pieces that I have produced for this video… …are Cynthia’s original designs… …and the colorist that has colored these in is Jen Lynch who lives in the UK. So what I have done with these… …these GORGEOUS colorings that Jen has done… …I have scanned them – I’ve scanned a couple of them… …and then I have reduced the size of the image so they will fit in either, a one inch circle template or… …or, a two inch… …because, I have used both sizes to produce the items that you will see. I would like to say, that if you do decide, after seeing this video that you want to use your own coloring… …to produce items like you see here… …it’s really important, if you are going to make a video or take pictures, or publish your work anywhere… … you MUST get permission from the publisher. I did contact Octopus Books and they were more than happy for me to produce this video and blogpost. But you DO need to get permission. I would not recommend scanning… …or using anybody’s work without permission. So what I have done here, is I’ve scanned this particular design and, I altered it a bit to put it on a black background… …because I wanted my pendant, keyring and paper weight… …I wanted to have the option of a black background. So that’s what I’ve done here. I LOVE this one – it’s gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful. But I did use the one on the right to make the paperweight. I haven’t used the one on the left yet. So this is the first item that I produced, and that’s a pendant. I did choose to not put a black background on this one. So I had them…I reduced all the designs that I’d scanned. I reduced them down so that they would all fit into the one inch template… …and had them printed at a local printers. Then I used my 1 inch circle punch to punch out the design that I wanted to use for the pendant… …and of course, I used a glass dome to stick over the top… …because it’s this glass dome that gives it the effect. I used Judikins Diamond Glaze to stick the design to the glass dome. You only need a TINY little drop. Because you don’t want it to squish out round the edges when you put the glass dome on there so… …that’s all you need… …and then you literally just drop the dome… …on top of the image… …and push it down firmly so that the glue spreads over the entire surface area of the image. It’s really important that it does go right to the edges. Next, you need too… …stick the dome and image inside a bezel… …I’ve chosen to use a silver colored one with a loop to put the chain through. And I stick my…my designs and domes into the bezels with double-sided tape. And I’ve NEVER had one fall out. If you get the really strong double-sided tape – you’ll be fine. You won’t… …your…your domes are not going to fall out. and then, I chose to put a silver colored ball chain on mine… …you can order these online…um… …they do up with this teeny little… …this…kind of fastener that you just push the ball into and pull it through. So that’s the first one done. The second one I did was this keyring in a black bottle cap. I bought the bottle caps…I think these ones came already flattened. So again, you need to choose your design and punch it out with a one inch punch… …stick it down with some Diamond Glaze. I use Europunch Pliers to very quickly and easily punch holes in the rim of the bottle cap… …and again, I stuck the design and dome in with double-sided tape. And then I just put my split ring through the hole… …and joined the keyring on. I will leave links on my blog post… …which I will put the address at the end and down below. If you do have trouble sourcing any of these products, you can try the ones that I find for you. So the third thing I made was this paper weight. Now this is a TWO inch design… …so obviously, you need the two inch paper punch…craft punch. So again, you reduce your design down to fit a two inch circle… …get it printed off… …cut it out with the punch… …and then you just need to stick the two inch dome over the top… …I use a BIT more glue, because obviously there’s more surface area… …and again, you drop your dome on top… …you push it down… until you see ALL of the surface area is covered with glue… …and leave it to dry. To finish off your paper weight… …um…well to finish mine off – I actually used some two inch resin domes… …which are obviously flexible – unlike the glass ones… …and so I stuck one of those on the bottom of the paper weight… …and that just finishes it off nicely. Unfortunately, I wasn’t too careful and I didn’t get mine centered very well… …but that doesn’t…it doesn’t really matter :-O The front of it looks absolutely fine. So that’s it – that’s what you can do with your lovely coloring. I hope that this has given you lots of ideas for what you can do with your own coloring pages… …instead of leaving them shut away, on a shelf, where nobody can see them. I think it’s lovely if you can use your work… um… …you know, on objects… …so people can see what you’ve done. Thank you so much for watching and I look forward to seeing you in the next video! Bye for now.

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