Not Your Everyday Coloring

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you some special coloring projects. I love coloring. It’s so relaxing and calming, but it can get a little monotonous so I like to mix it up now and then. For example I LOVE these Colorista  Dark 6″x6″ Exquisite Florals & Under the Sea Pencil Pads! They are clear embossed/black cardstock coloring pages that look amazing with Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils.

The images are fun to color and the Metallic Pencils are very opaque and really stand out on the black background. I think they would be fun to use on cards, just crop them down a bit and add a Dazzles™ sticker greeting.

When you need a break from coloring on paper, why not try Galvanized Metal? This is not the same old metal from the garage or flower shed, now it comes in shapes and you can color it and customize it to match your home decor. The 3-D Butterfly has wings that can be manipulated so that it will look like it’s in flight.


















There is also a little hanger on the back. How cute to place 3 on a wall around photos or in a child’s bedroom above the bed!











Debbie used Turquose Inka Gold, Green/Yellow Inka Gold, Emerald Inka Gold, Inka Brown Gold and Violet Inka Gold to create a Rainbow effect on her butterfly. She used her fingertips (remove a small amount from jars and place on a craft sheet to prevent jar contents from being contaminated and molding) and a small paintbrush to apply the Inka Gold and then used a soft cloth to buff between applications. She also used a little water on the brush to blend the colors. As a final step she misted the butterfly with Gold Dust Glitter Spray for some added sparkle! For more fabulous ideas using Galvanized Metal, check out Wednesday, April 12 Webisode! You won’t be disappointed!

Here’s a quick little video. Enjoy!


Thanks for joining me today! Don’t forget the NEW Paper Wishes Spring 2017 Catalog will be available to view online April 15 (VIP’s the day before on April 14th).
















Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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12 responses to “Not Your Everyday Coloring”

  1. Carol Jones says:

    Both projects are absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Debbie says:

    Great technique. Thank you for sharing

  3. Jeannie Brown says:

    Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. You make it look so easy when I would’ve thought it might be more challenging. Live this!

  4. Jeannie Brown says:

    Thank you for two wonderful tutorials. You make them look so easy when I would’ve thought they might be more challenging. Love these

  5. Diane Lynne C. says:

    What a huge butterfly. Love Inka Gold, too. Cannot wait to get the new catalog and see all the new paper collections. I’m a paper nut.

  6. Caroline B says:

    Hi LeNae,
    Loved watching you “paint” the butterfly with your fingertips! Do you know if the galvanized metal objects can be displayed outdoors, in the garden? I can picture a few of those glittery, shimmery butterflies on the fence amidst my climbing clematis. i.e.: are they waterproof?!

    • LeNae Gerig says:

      Hi Caroline, unfortunately the butterfly is not safe outdoors because Inka Gold is water based. However, you could try sealing the finished butterfly with an outdoor sealant, but this is something we have not tried.

  7. Beverly Pittman says:

    Hi LeNae,
    Loved your tutorial. Just put in an order and thanks for the nice Easter discount. Keep up the inspiring work.

    • LeNae Gerig says:

      Thanks so much Beverly! I’m glad you took advantage of the discount, personally I love a good promo code!

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