I will be the first to declare that I am the absolute worst at cake decorating. Seriously, absolute worst. So when I came upon a few tutorials (Moey’s Heart & Hearth, Hipknitized, Sunshine and a Summer Breeze) on how to decorate a cake simply by copying a coloring page…woo-freaking-hoo! We had a Vintage Batman birthday party for my 2 year old son last weekend and it was the perfect opportunity to give this a try.
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I know, I know, another print?! I’ve actually had “The World Smiled” art semi-done for a while but wanted to release it to commemorate my son’s second birthday. You know, some small way to thank the universe for giving me my Max.
Also thought it could be a Mother’s Day Gift from Tried & True to all the hard working mamas out there! You are absolutely amazing and an inspiration to everyone. So, on your special day, take some time to make a hot cup of tea, print out this free printable, and color your heart away as you remember the day you became a mother.
Yesterday I showed you how to use masking fluid with my latest “Whatever Our Souls” Coloring Print to make a watercolor relief art piece (You can find the full tutorial here!) but of course, I couldn’t just stop there. Here’s the same print but colored in with Spectrum Noir markers instead.
Same great quote, totally different feel!
I loved this quote the second I heard it and knew that I wanted to make a Coloring Print with it. You’ve got to love a little Emily Bronte/Wuthering Heights in the morning, right?
I played around a bit with the coloring technique by first covering the letters in masking fluid and then layered a thin wash of blue watercolor over everything. (finally pulled out my new watercolor set!) I’m kinda diggin’ it. Not sure if it works the best with this quotation but I’m positive it would look killer on something for a beach or vacation home!
I’ve been working on this “So Lucky” Coloring Print since before Valentine’s Day and now I’m super excited to share it with you all! I was thrilled when Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous asked if I could make a exclusive print for St. Patrick’s Day for her website. Are you kidding? I was honored!
I had never drawn a special request before so it was kinda fun having some boundaries to work within. I gotta say, this was the hardest image to color! I colored it three different times and I’m still not 100% happy with any of the results. I’m using my ever handy Spectrum Noir pens in the picture above which worked fine but for some reason, I wasn’t digging the green color scheme. Maybe you’ll have better luck? I’d love to see what you come up with!