Hey friends, how’s your coloring going?
I’m here today to share an awesome adult coloring hack and a free printable! Who’s excited? I know I am!
This hack was inspired by an exercise we did at the art university. First, we were supposed to mix paints using only the basic colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, white). Then we used the blended colors to paint squares on paper (each in the size of exactly 5x5cm). The more shades we created, the better. Our professor called it the collection of colors.
There was an urban legend at our university that the most diligent student of this professor collected over 5000 squares with shades of blue only!
The collection ended up being very useful. We used it to create color palettes for art projects and paintings. Also, it’s pretty cool to tell your friends you’re collecting colors 😀
The color palette collection
Collecting colors is fun, but how about color palettes?
Being a colorist you probably know this from experience – sometimes a few pencils look great next to each other, but the combination doesn’t work too well on paper. And sometimes you might think the pencils do not combine very well, but you use them together and ta-daaaah – Match made in heaven!
It happened to me very recently and I came up with the idea to start a new collection. A collection of color palettes! Why not try out the color combinations before you commit to a larger artwork? 😍
Let me introduce the free printable: Color Palette Sample Cards!
They have two sides – First with a simple mandala design. Second with a table to write down color names. You can use this space to write down color numbers and brands as well, so you’ll always know exactly which pencil you used.
This way you can create your own color combinations and keep them handy for your next project. Awesome, right?
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Not a fan of printing at home?
Hey, I get that! Some printers are just mean.
If you’d rather have someone print the cards for you – it’s your lucky day! Here’s a book of sample cards, ready to cut & color 🙂
(It’s available with Prime shipping too!)
I hope these cards come in handy for you. I can’t wait to show you how I use them myself!
PS. Remember to tag @annagrunduls and #annagrundulsdesign on social media when you share your color palette collections! I can’t wait to see them ❤️