Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers

This idea for Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers started with me making a Coloring with Paper rainbow for Cordelia.  She loved it.  She wanted to hang it in her window but it just didn’t work that way.  So I changed it up a little and played with the new Spectrun Noir markers I bought (BONUS!) and made these sun catchers.

Actually I started with glitter glue.  It took several layers to get the color I wanted and I wasn’t happy with the results. 

 
 

You will need:

Paper Choice and Cutting for the Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers

Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the all the Rainbow projects a good size. 

Glue the outline to a piece of acetate.  You can buy acetate or I know you buy somethings with the hard acetate security wrapping that comes with everything these days.  I used the acetate around one of my dies that I bought.  You don’t need a huge piece and this worked perfectly.  I have been saving it for a while because I knew I could use it.

Coloring the Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers
I had some new Spectrum Noir Markers I wanted to try out so that is what I used but any marker will work.  I would use the thicker markers or you get too many lines.  Sharpie markers really work well too.

First make sure the glue is dry.  Take a damp paper towel and wipe away any smudges of glue before you start coloring.  They show up, so make sure they are all wiped away.  Luckily Art Glitter Glue comes off great.  You can cut the piece out of the acetate before or after you color it.  Just cut around the black border extremely close.

Color with your markers.  Kids will love doing this part with their markers.  You could make a whole bunch and just let them go to town!  Finally take a small hole punch and punch a hole in the top.  The suction cups are available cheap at the dollar store or Walmart.

If you wanted to do them as coloring with paper the general instructions are here

 

And your Pride Rainbow Sun Catchers are done!

You could use this technique with any of my coloring with paper designs.  Show me what you make.  I’d love to see them!

All the Pride Rainbow Art
Both Type: Coloring with Paper and with Markers

Beach Coloring with Paper

These beach coloring with paper images are fun to do and very relaxing.  Also called paper piercing it is becoming all the rage for making your own embellishments.  The wonderful thing is is uses up my scrap box of paper.

I hope to get to the beach soon and this is a good start on my scrapbook page.

If you need to, read the general instructions before you start.  If you have done other coloring with paper projects, you may not need to.  Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the Beach coloring with paper SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

Paper Choice and Cutting the Beach Coloring with Paper Files

Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the file any smaller than they already are or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the all the Beach projects a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin.  You can use any color or patter or weight paper you want. Just fill them in with paper that looks good to you.  You will be cutting the projects several times to get all your colors.  Keep the outlines.  They are very useful.  I made some projects with them too.  

And your Beach coloring with paper projects are done!

I plan to use mine on my vacation scrapbook page that I will post when it is done.

All the beach coloring with paper files

Spring Coloring With Paper

Spring coloring with paper is so fun because with flowers there is no limit to the color combinations.  You can make wonderful embellishments for cards and scrapbook pages.  And it is so relaxing.

If you need to, read the general instructions before you start.  If you have done other coloring with paper projects, you may not need to.  Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the Spring coloring with paper SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

Paper Choice and Cutting

Cut the outline from the black cardstock. Do not make the individual elements any smaller than 4 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the all the Spring coloring with paper projects a good size for cards and scrapbook pages.

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin.  You can use any color or pattern or weight paper you want. Just fill them in with paper that looks good to you.  You will be cutting the projects several times to get all your colors.  Keep the outlines.  They are very useful.  I make projects with them too.

Placing the Pieces

Start placing the various colore pieces on the projects inside the outlines with the tweezers. 

DO NOT TOUCH THE STICKY SHEET WITH YOUR FINGERS

When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finally, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.

Use the finished Spring Coloring with Paper pieces as you like.  Here I made a Spring Tissue cube with the finished pieces.  I will post that project soon.