For Christmas, I received a lovely Pepin Art Nouveau artist's coloring book. The first patterned page I tackled, I decided to color with my new Prima Watercolor Pencils. I loved how easy that this project traveled; just grab the tin of pencils and the paper in progress, and I was set to go!
The pattern was simple and fairly brainless to color in, though I made a gross miscalculation on color: I wanted red for the larger spaces in the pattern, but mistook the fuschia pencil for red. The error of my ways did not become obvious until I had colored the entire page and started blending with water. Whoops! Even the unintentional can be beautiful, thankfully. I finished off the page by adding silver glitter glue to some of the spheres in the pattern.
So what to do with this completed page? Well, I decided to turn it into a set of thank you cards for some customers.
The "thanks" die is from Papertrey Ink's Swoosh die set, covered in Versamark ink and glittery embossing powder, then outlined with a Micron pen. I outlined the coloring paper with my new white Sharpie water-based fine point marker. I love that thing! It is so handy.