Adult coloring is all the rage right now and for good reason! People are coloring printable coloring sheets, buying coloring books or even coloring in journals. That’s one of the reasons that I made this free printable coloring pages for adults like yourself. You can find the free printable link at the bottom of this post but read on for great tips on how to blend colored pencils.
Awhile back I started a creative bible journal. There was just something so calming about sitting down each night and just creating without burning my fingers with hot glue or spilling paint and glitter all over.
All I had to do was pick up my art journal and colored pencils and just sit there and color in designs that I made. It was a great way to flex my creative muscles while still calming down and relaxing.
Because I love it so much, I decided to start creating adult coloring sheets so you can enjoy it too.
When I color or draw, my go-to medium is colored pencil. Honestly I like how flexible they are.
Colored pencils can give you really dark colors or extra light colors simply depending how hard you push down on the paper. Crayons can’t do that without leaving a ton of wax.
If you make a huge mistake you can usually erase a large amount of the colored pencil. I’m queen of mistakes and duchess of hot glue burns.
Most importantly, I like how colored pencils can blend. Yes fancy art markers can also be blended but I just like pencils. Some might say I’m pencil obsessed. Just don’t ask my husband or kids.
Using colored pencils with a soft core such as Prismacolor Premier can give you beautiful colors that are easy to blend and give an even appearance rather than hard pencil strokes that you might get with an elementary level brand.
Do you want to know the secret to getting colored pencils to blend?
When you blend colors with a colored pencil you can make pretty flowers such as this:
Instead of one solid color, the flowers are realistic with a variety of shades and hues on each petal or leaf. Blending and shading will make your projects pop. And it’s fun to see how much further you can push each design.
How To Blend Colors With Colored Pencils:
Today I’m just going to share with you how to get started blending colored pencils. Once you get the hang of the basics, you can keep experimenting and really do amazing things.
The first thing you’ll need is a colorless blending pencil. You can find them at your local hobby store such as Michaels, where I grabbed this one with a Prismacolor Premier set using a fantastic coupon, or order one online.
If you can’t find one or just want to give it a try today, you can use a white pencil but it will make your color less vibrant because you are putting a layer of white over your coloring.
Let’s just start using this free printable floral adult coloring page that I’m giving to you.
Pick one of the flowers with large petals. Color all of the petal one color.
I used white over the entire petal so that I could do a red tip that would blend into pink petals.
After I had colored all of the petals white, I roughly colored red tips on all of the petals. Do the same with the color that you want the tips to be.
Next take your blending pencil and starting in the red or color you placed on the tip of the petal, pull it down toward the center. Keep coloring in this way. You’ll see the colors start to blend.
Play around with how far down you can blend the color. If you don’t want it all the way down the petal, stop blending halfway.
That is basically how you blend colors with a blending pencil. Lay one solid color down and then add a color that you want to blend on top in the area you want to blend.
If you want to blend two solid colors side by side but not on top of each other, color a solid white layer first.
Usually when I’m done coloring any section with colored pencils, I like to go over it with the blender pencil or a similar color to smooth it out and add depth.
Coloring with colored pencils is easy and so much fun.
I really hope you’ll give it a try next time you color before you reach for that box of crayons.
Crayons are for kids. We’re adults now, or at least that’s what my laundry pile keeps screaming at me.
Free Printable Adult Coloring Page:
As with all of my free printables, please only use this for personal reasons. You may not reproduce it or sell it for any reasons.
For best results in printing, download the PDF file below and print.
Download or Print the PDF Here – Free Printable Floral Coloring Page
If this one isn’t your style don’t worry! There’s a ton of great Prismacolor coloring pages that you can print and color for free – click here.