Some coloring pages are real works of art. I found this adorable sewing themed coloring page on Crafterhours. She offers it as a free printable, but I wanted to use it as a larger piece of wall art in my craft room. I used my projector to shoot the coloring page onto a large canvas, enlarging it to fit. When I was done coloring, I had a cute new piece of art to hang on the wall.
I started by setting up my tablet’s projector to shoot the image onto my canvas. It’s important to make sure your canvas is perfectly vertical and your projector is shooting directly at the canvas or you will distort the image. I used the same process to create my hand-painted state sign.
Once I had the projector set up properly, I started to trace the design onto the canvas. You can use pencil to trace the lines, especially if you want a precise finished project. I wanted the canvas to look hand-drawn, so I went straight for the Sharpie.
I continued tracing the design, checking occasionally to make sure neither the projector nor the canvas had shifted.
After about a half an hour of tracing, I had the coloring page completely transferred onto my canvas. I turned off the projector and started coloring the design with paint pens. I could also have used Sharpies or paint and paintbrush.
I added the word create at the bottom of my canvas and hung it on the wall in my work room. I love that now I have a permanent place for this fantastic coloring page design.
You could use this same technique with any coloring page you can find. If you don’t have a device with a projector, you could try DIYing your own with your laptop or smart phone.
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1) I LOVE IT!
2) thank you so much for sharing!
3) Your tablet has a PROJECTOR?!?! That’s so cool! I had no idea that was a thing!
okay, bonus 4th thing – YAY, you! 🙂