Monday, February 4, 2013

More Coloring With PANTONE Spring 2013 Colors


Believe it or not, despite a weekend of silence, I have several posts in progress. Another one on frit, to follow up on the one I wrote two years ago, one on my beloved broken Beadroller, and on my project for the Freeform Peyote Challenge. They are, however, still in the works. So, I thought I'd give you a couple more coloring worksheets to play with the PANTONE Spring 2013 colors.


For these worksheets the intention was to create a space to play with the proportions of each color. So, the exact same colors go in the same cell locations in any single row so that you can see how the combination looks with different proportions of each color. You can do the same combination of colors in each of the three rows with the colors you chose so you can see how each color looks as the "main" color.


PANTONE Spring Colors 2013 - Three Color Coloring Worksheet example

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There you can download the blank full size copy.

PANTONE Spring Colors 2013 - Three Color Coloring Worksheet 2
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There you can download the full size copy.

PANTONE Spring Colors 2013 - Three Color Coloring Worksheet 3
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There you can download the full size copy.

Not surprisingly, I have been a coloring junkie for most of my life. I've used a huge variety of products in a lot of different price ranges (mud, for example, comes in a crazy variety of colors). In terms of value, I do think that Crayola is unsurpassed. The quality is absolutely amazing, and for that quality the price is reasonable, especially when you consider that the next best product, artist-quality markers (Prismacolor and Copic, I'm looking at you. I love you!), per marker, cost about the same as a whole package of Crayola.

I think I've bought every single Crayola coloring product that has ever been produced. See, when I said junkie, that wasn't exaggeration. So, with some experience, let me say that one of my favorite coloring products is Crayola Twisables 30 Colored Pencils. They have great color, are erasable, and you never need to sharpen them. Granted, I'm not crazy about the plastic container, but I'm already thinking of ways I could upcycle them, like removing the pretty colored tips for end cones, or cutting the barrels into beads for my preschooler. Another favorite is Crayola Washable 64 Pip-Squeaks Markers. Again, the color selection is amazing, the colors are super vivid, and Crayola is transitioning to manufacture their markers with recycled plastic in their solar-powered Pennsylvania plant. So, if you don't already have too many coloring products (and who does, really>), and you haven't already, then you might want to give one of those a try next.

What is your favorite coloring art product?

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