Halloween Coloring with Paper

It is Halloween Coloring With Paper time!  Here are three projects to decorate your cards and scrapbook pages.

As you can see I did these three projects at the same time with the same color theme.

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the three Halloween Coloring with Paper design SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

Cutting them out

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the 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 Halloween projects in whatever colors you want.  They obviously look goood with solid or patterned paper.   Just fill them in however you want.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Start placing the various pieces on the project of your choice 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. On the pumpkin, the bats are particularly tricky.  I ended up cutting them wide and pulling back the contact paper and cutting it off just under the bats.

Use these Halloween coloring with Paper projects as you like.  

Flower Mandala – Coloring with Paper

I was going to post this Flower Mandala last week as part of Flower Week, but I was so excited by the other flowers I forgot I had it.  So I will post it this week.

Pink Flower Mandala made by coloring with paper
Flower Mandala

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the Flower Mandala  SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

 
 

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the flower Mandala 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 flower in whatever colors you want.  You should stick to the same color family but you can use vellum, patterned paper or glitter paper with your solid colors.  Just fill them in however you want.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Start placing the various pieces on the flower mandala 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 mandala as you like. I plan to make it the centerpiece of a future scrapbook page.

Coloring With Paper – Star Mandala

Blue Star Mandala made by coloring with paper
Coloring with paper star mandala

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the star mandala SVG File.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

 
 

You will need:

 
 

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  Do not make the file any smaller than 5 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the star mandala 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. I used a variety of patterned, glitter and solid paper.  Try to select papers in the same color family.   Just fill them in however you want.

Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

Play Video

Start placing the various pieces on the star mandala 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 mandala as you like.  I plan to use this on a card for Christmas.  I will post it when I get it perfected.