Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fun with Pens & the November Kit...

I love the variety of pens included in the November kit...opaque, glaze, metallic.  These different finishes add great interest & dimension to the gorgeous art coloring pages by Catherine Scanlon.

Here's a look at how I layered the pens with the watercolors on a project.

First, I did a light wash of horizontally-striped color across the entire page; blues, greens, purples, and metallic neutrals. 

Next up, the white souffle pen, love this thing!  It goes on clear, and turns a great opaque white when it dries.

Outline with black to make the flowers pop.

Add detailing with the glaze pen - love that these pens look "wet" and glossy even when dry.

Finish off with metallic centers for the flowers.

Add a quote.

I edged the page in silver watercolor, and can't wait to frame it for my craft space.

Like others on the DT have said, these coloring pages are a joy to work with, very therapeutic & so fun to customize.  Can't wait to see all the different ways YOU make these pages your own, so don't forget to show them off by linking here or on facebook!


  1. I really like this! love the with with silver and blue!

  2. I LOVE the gradient colors...AND your use of white. Such a fresh perspective:) Beautiful!