Violets: Coloring With Paper Embellishment

This violets coloring with paper creates a wonderful embellishments for your cards and scrapbook pages. I did this project months ago but somehow it never got posted.  Since it is Spring, it is the perfect time.  This technique is also called paper piercing and you see it on lots of craft shows.

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 Violets 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 file any smaller than 4 inches tall or the black lines get too thin.  This makes the violets 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.  I used blue and purple cardstock for the flowers and green cardstock for the leaves.  But you can use any color palette 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 your colors.  Keep the outlines.  They are very useful. 

Placing the Pieces for the Violets

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


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.  The glitter paper doesn’t stick well so you will be gluing a bunch.

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

And your Coloring with paper violets are done.  Use the finished pieces as you like.  

Violets made by coloring with paper
Fun Facts about Violets
  • There are hundreds of different species of violets.
  • Most violets adapt to their environments for shade or sun and water availability.
  • Violets Are the Illinois State Flower
  • Napoleon Bonaparte’s signature flower was the violet.
  • Violets have some nutritional value, having more vitamin C than many fruits.

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