Thursday, January 21, 2016

Coloring Trend

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Have you noticed all the adult coloring books on the magazine racks and in craft catalogs? I love to color but haven't purchased any of the books. I prefer to color with crayons and many of the drawings in the books are too detailed for crayons: colored pencils work the best.

Last week, I discovered the free printable (shown above) for Valentine's Day cards on The Craft Patch. I downloaded the files and will try coloring it with crayons.

Should you want to join the "coloring trend," the free PDF for the cards can be found here.

Craftsy is offering a free, eleven page adult coloring book here - be patient, it's a big file, but the prints are good quality. Craftsy is a very nice site where you can find patterns (quilts, crochet, knitting, sewing, etc.) and purchase supplies and kits. The site offers free and for-purchase patterns. Any patterns you downloaded are also saved on their server on an account that you create which is nice, too.

Loveknitting has a small free book of fiber-related pictures to color - the prints are a bit fuzzy, but would still be fun to color. You can find the link to the PDF here.

Have you purchased an adult coloring book?

13 comments:

  1. A friend gifted me a beautiful coloring book and a set of pencils for Christmas. The pictures are so intricate and beautiful. As a kid I spent hours and hours coloring.

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  2. I have not gotten a coloring book but I doodle/journal each week and then add color to my page. It is relaxing but I do it for the discipline as well.

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  3. I've seen the coloring trend, but I just don't get it.

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  4. thank you for putting in the link for a free coloring project, love your blog. Lived in Wyoming for 10 years growing up and my sister still lives there. so I was happy to find your writing.

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  5. actually have quite a few, had purchased one and then everyone decided it would be a great gift for Grace, now to put down my knitting long enough to actually color, also thinking about purchasing a lap desk so I can do it from my recliner!

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  6. I bought one and then got two for Christmas! I use a combination of markers and colored pencils, I also have crayons. It is very relaxing and makes me sleepy:) I also have water color pencils but I haven't tried them yet:)

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  7. Yes, I have seen quite a few adult coloring books in the past few months, and I got one for Christmas. I think I need to check out what a I have in colored pencils...may have to buy more.

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  8. I have several of the coloring books for adults. I gave it a try, but I'm not a big fan. I gave several of the more detailed books to a friend of mine that enjoys it more.

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  9. As a child, I spent many happy hours with coloring books and a 64-count box of Crayola crayons. I specifically remember discovering colors named Burnt Sienna and Sea Green. Those were two of my favorites then and still are to this day.

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  10. They are everywhere right? Mason Dixon knitting just published one. Zach, my son, colors after school to relax. !

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  11. I got one for my birthday and one for Christmas and I love it ! I use Crayola's twistable colored pencils ! Thanks for the crafty links ! I hope you love it ! Chris in SE MI

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  12. I've seen these and know they're pretty popular right now. I can't add one more thing to my spare time list. If anything I should be reading more. ;-)

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