Adult colouring is ALL the rage right now – one of the key ‘reasons’ is it’s therapeutic qualities. WE all know that pretty much any type of crafting delivers those same therapeutic qualities. But what I love about both scrapbooking and cardmaking, is that is has a purpose. That for me is more of a ‘stress release’ than colouring in a book – because I know that as well as the benefits and joy it delivers whilst I’m ‘doing it’, in my albums I’m creating a legacy for my family, and with my cards, I’m creating something with heart, and it’s going to save me $5-10 on some crappy store bought card.
So if you’ve thought about rushing out and getting in the colouring book trend, hold that thought for just a minute. How about you just extend yourself in the projects you’re currently doing, and do a little colouring there. We have some beautiful ways to colour – watercolour pencils, Shin Han alcohol markers, and being released tomorrow (shhh), are watercolour paints.
The Shin Han markers deliver vibrant colours – and you can just colour in the lines with great results. But there are some very skilled people out there, who make colouring a true art. Michelle Smith is one of these ladies. Below is the link to a tutorial from Michelle, which will extend your colouring skills just a little. It’s so simple, anyone can do it, and these techniques will really help your colouring POP!
Click HERE for three great little videos.