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How to Make your Own Coloring Page

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As a creative person and obsessive planner, I appreciate a good pen. I care about how it feels, how it looks and of course, the vibrancy of its mark. That’s why I was extremely excited about partnering with Pilot Corporation of America in this fun sponsored collaboration.

I have been a fan of Pilot Corporation of America for a long time. I heard amazing things about friends who already tried G2 gel ink pens before, and I wanted to feel the same excitement about planning, color-coding and overachieving my daily tasks.

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My two favorite things about G2 gel ink pens, are probably the vibrancy of their color options thanks to their special formula using pigments instead of dyes resulting in richer lines. I also enjoy the smooth texture when writing and the durability.

I have been using G2 gel ink pens in different ways in the last few days. I wrote to-do notes, grocery lists and even made some doodles that I translated into digital illustrations with success. That gave me the idea of making my own coloring page just for fun, and because I knew a coloring page and G2 ink pens would be awesome stocking stuffer or holiday gifts!

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How to Make your Own Coloring Page

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  1. The first step to make your own coloring page is the most fun one. Grab a cup of coffee, paper sheets and your awesome G2 gel ink pens and start doodling all over the sheet.

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  1. When you finish your doodles, scan your drawing.
  2. Edit the scan, if possible using your scanner editing options. You can also use a photo editing software or phone app. The key is to add about 80% of brightness and 90% of contrast into the image to make the lines more saturated, and give them that look of a coloring page.
  3. Crop any defects on the page if necessary and save your new page as PDF or JPG.

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  1. Now print your coloring page as many times as you like. It’s that easy! Especially using such a rich pen as G2!

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Get your G2 ink pens here and use the coupon code: G2SWAY for 20% off ALL G2 products (G2 Fashion, G2, G2 Metallics, G2 Mosaics, G2 BCA, G2 Pro, G2 Limited). Valid now through 12/31/16.

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I can’t wait to see what you make with your new G2 ink pens!

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G2 gel ink pens are the ultimate pen for the everyday overachiever.

G2 gel ink pens are the ultimate pen for the everyday overachiever.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pilot Corporation of America. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

10 Amazing Coloring Books for Day of the Dead

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Coloring books for adults are awesome, right? We love the search for new designs to add to our collection online and in local stores. For this season, we made a list of the best coloring books dedicated to the Day of the Dead, with sugar skulls, marigolds, altars, ofrendas, and all those things that are part of the celebration and are also extremely colorful!

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Each of these coloring books has a unique style of illustration, some are a bit more childish, some are a bit more detailed and realistic. So you have some options to choose from if you’re looking for something to color this fall while enjoying your delicious pumpkin spice latte!

10 Amazing Coloring Books for Day of the Dead:

        1. Day of the Dead PDF Adult coloring book. This is a digital product and all pages are printable by SLS Lines Etsy
        2. Day of the Dead Coloring Book (Coloring Is Fun)
        3. Just Add Color: Day of the Dead: 30 Original Illustrations To Color, Customize, and Hang
        4. Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Coloring Book
        5. Marty Noble’s Sugar Skulls: Coloring for Everyone
        6. Sugar Skulls 
        7. Day of the Dead Coloring Book
        8. Libro Para Colorear de Halloween: Dia de Los Muertos Libro Para Colorear 
        9. Day of the Dead – Sugar Skulls: Anti-Stress Coloring Book
        10. Día de Muertos libro para colorear para adultos

More inspiration:

Coloring books aren't just for kids! 5 Benefits for adults (5 Beneficios de libros para colorear para adultos) | Live Colorful

        1. 5 Benefit of coloring books for adults
        2. Make art with your coloring pages
        3. Gift guide. How to pick the perfect coloring book

Crafting with Blogger Friends is Fun!

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A few days ago I joined a Creatives Box Swap (#CreativeBoxSwap) that my friend Dean from Mrs.AOKaworkinprogress hosted on her blog. As soon as I saw the invitation I got excited because well, snail mail is awesome and getting to connect with other creatives from the country sounded amazing and fun.

I was paired with Colleen from Colleen is creative. I loved her digital scrapbooking pages with her family. It inspired me to make something similar with my baby’s pictures.

I sent her an embroidery pendant kit, stencils, washi tape and pink paper goodies! since pink is her favorite color.  I told her that I really want to sew more, so she sent me some adorable and colorful fabric squares and scraps, and a pocket coloring book that is so perfect to take with me everywhere I go.

This box swap was not only a great opportunity to make new friends, but also to push ourselves to get creative! and have fun crafting with new material!

I can’t wait to show you what I make with all this fabric, the first thing that came to my mind is to create a mini quilt, but I think I want to try something different, I just don’t know what to make. I found this project that I think it’s kind of cool, any ideas?

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