How to turn coloring pages into wall art ? Creating coloring pages can be tons of fun, but many people don’t know what to do with them after they’re done. If you have art supplies on hand, however, there are lots of ways to turn your coloring pages into wall art that will transform your home! Here are some ideas and inspiration for turning coloring pages into wall art. This article will show you step-by-step how to turn coloring pages into wall art in no time at all!
What you need
Painter’s tape, X-Acto knife or sharp pair of scissors, and a printer. Most newspaper coloring sheets print out on 8.5×11 paper, which is too big for most frames so you’ll need to cut them down.
Start by taping off an area about two inches in from all four sides of your sheet. Then, carefully use an X-Acto knife or sharp pair of scissors to cut along those lines so that you have one large piece (the frame) and four smaller pieces (the matting).
You can do as many as you want at once; just make sure they’re all exactly 2 inches apart before cutting.
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Preparing the page
What you’ll need? Colored pencils, crayons, or markers; a printer; and some sort of paper. For best results, use a heavier paper stock (like cardstock) rather than regular printer paper. Also, make sure your page is printed in color and not black-and-white.
You can also print it on sticker paper if you want a glossy finish instead of matte. If you’re looking for a particular style or pattern, search online for printable coloring pages. Once you find something you like, print out as many copies as needed. For larger projects, try printing onto poster board or foam board from an office supply store.
These boards are sturdy enough to support intricate details but easy enough to cut with scissors. After printing, cut out your image with scissors or an X-Acto knife—whatever works best for you!
Creating the stencil
If you have experience with cutting and/or stenciling, you can make a stencil for your project. If not, there are plenty of options for printing out or having pre-made stencils shipped to you. You can then use spray paint (the acrylic kind is easiest on walls) or other methods of applying color. Once it’s dry, simply peel off your stencil and enjoy! If you want to be extra fancy, go over some areas with glitter glue after everything dries.
It’s easy to get carried away with a bunch of decorative details at once, but you’ll want to pick and choose where you make your focal points. To avoid going overboard, start small by choosing one or two finishing touches (like pops of color or patterns) for each room in your house. Then gradually add more as you move through each space, so that everything remains cohesive and on the theme. Plus, when it comes time to redecorate down the road, all those little details will be easily incorporated into your new look.