Many of us like coloring…. those adult coloring books are gorgeous, and the act of filling in the little areas with color is VERY relaxing. But what if you want to hang the picture? Or what do you do with the coloring pages after? Well, GlobalBackyardIndustries.com has come up with a cool solution.
Disclosure: GlobalBackyardIndustries.com sponsored the video, and links below may be affiliate links. I am sharing video here because I think they are way cool and I wanted to share it! Opinions are honest and my own.
I tested out the wood panels- which, by the way, were really high-quality. Nice and smooth, no splintery bits, and pre-gesso’d with an acid-free, non-yellowing primer.
I tried TWO panels they sent me with the following media (and with the results:)
- Colored pencil- (Prismacolor pencils) worked GREAT! There is just enough “tooth” on the surface for the pencil to grab and blend a little. Very vibrant!
- Alcohol Markers (Chameleon) – AMAZING! Because they are translucent, it doesn’t show up on the black lines at all, and you can really blend and get a lovely depth of color. Looks like it’s been dyed.
- Acrylic Paints- (Testors Craft Paints) Pretty cool! You will have to be careful with using to keep inside the lines if you are using full strength- otherwise it will cover up the design. OR you can dilute the acrylic paint by 50% and use it as a wash.
- Water-based Paints- I only used the ones with mica, and there was enough binder in those (I used the Creative Expressions palette) to keep them on the surface without rubbing off.
- Water-based Markers (Zig clean-color real brush) Ummm… not so much. They went on beautifully but didn’t every dry well. The rubbed off on my hand days later.
- Foiling- I used the Deco Foil adhesive and iCraft Foils, and they adhered well and gave a great flash of shiny texture!
- Pearl Pens (Texture Gems by Faber Castell) – I love adding a few dots to make a stud or brad effect. Another way to add texture!
Take a look at my video here to see some of the process!
Here’s another look at my finished panels:
These are currently listed on Amazon.com for under $23- which puts them in a nice- and giftable-price range. For about $35, you can wrap up this cool panel and a set of pencils for a grad, teacher, or hostess!
Or what about a girl’s night IN with wine? Or a tween birthday party- it could be an activity AND a take-home gift!
I just think it’s a cool product and wanted to share it with you- and I hope they come out with new designs soon– I’ll be buying multiples for myself AND for gifts!
What do you think? I’d love to hear from YOU!
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