Painterly Days Watercolor Coloring Book (#TheDailyMarker30Day Challenge)


– [Voiceover] Hi everyone. Kristina here. Welcome to another card video at my YouTube channel and blog. I’m starting out
with a Painterly Days Flower Watercolor
coloring book. This is a book from Kristy Rice and she sent me along a copy and actually I had it on
order from Amazon (laughs) so I got the one from Amazon and then she sent
me another one. She has a couple
different options. She’s got this flower
one and a pattern one. The pattern is the
book that she sent me, but I wanted to show you
guys this coloring book because it’s really
kind of cool. It’s specifically for watercolor so you know you’re gonna
have some good paper inside for your water coloring and there’s also
awesome designs inside with lots of bigger spaces where you can really play
with your watercolor. Some other coloring books
that have smaller images where you don’t have
much of an opportunity to sort of play around
with the different colors, but this is a really great
book that has some larger areas and, for me, flowers are always
really fun to color anyway. So I’m gonna take out one
of the pages from the book and I’m going to
start coloring it and then put it on a
card for today’s video. So, I wanted to mention that the designs in
the coloring book, you have the same design on
the front and back of the paper and it’s not a problem because it doesn’t really bleed through. I did a little bit
of water coloring on some of the
pages from the book and I haven’t had any
problem with bleed through. Had a couple of questions
in my YouTube comments about how I position
my blue painter’s tape so evenly when I
tape down my projects so I thought I would show
you guys this process and really emphasize what I do. So, I tear off a
strip that’s about the size that I need. I hold it down
with my left thumb and then I can pivot and kind of slide it
around with my right hand and that gives me the
opportunity to get it in the perfect
position before I press the tape down onto my project. I’m gonna go ahead and
press that down on that side and then when I did it in
kinda more real time (chuckles) what I usually do so you
didn’t see me kinda of wiggle it around very much. So I started painting
with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. This is the color
Violet that I’m using and that flower over
on the left side I started coloring it with
my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in the color clear. I was using just
that as the kind of moisture to spread
around the color and then I decided I didn’t
like how that was going so instead of throwing
out this piece or possibly even just turning the page over to start over, I decided that I would
just slide everything over to the side and I would
focus on the other side and really practice and see what I wanted to do with the
rest of the picture. So, I started coloring the
other side with some flowers and this time I’m
just using plain water in my water brush and
the more I painted it, the more I kinda
started liking it. So I’m glad I didn’t
give up on this painting and that I kept going. I’m only using three
different colors for this coloring. Like I said before, I use the color
violet for the flowers and then for the
leaves and stems I use Ochre and Olive Green. So after I had all the
flowers pretty much painted in I moved on to the background and I’m going to be using some Peerless Watercolors for that. The color I’m using
is Neutral Tint. It’s from the bonus pack
of Peerless Watercolors and I’ll have all my
supplies that I’ve used today linked in the video
description below or in the supply
section over at my blog. So I’m just coloring
in the background area with that neutral tint. I’m sort of thinking that the
light is coming from the top so I’m adding a little
more shading to the bottom of each of these areas and I’m
only coloring the background for the right side of this
piece that I have taped down. I’m only gonna be
using a narrow strip. I’m going to be
cutting off that flower where I started coloring before and I actually did some color
testing on that side as well. So I’m gonna fill
in all these areas and because I missed some of those center areas
of the flowers because I added so
much color on top I’ve used a white
gel pen to draw in those center
areas of the flowers. Like I said before, the
front and backs of these pages have the same design and because I cut
this down I was able to take the other
side of that design that was on the other
side of the paper and I turned it over. It’s the exact same pattern and I used it as a
reference for how to draw in the centers
of the flowers. So I’m gonna remove the tape. I always bend the tape
back almost back on itself and that helps prevent
any tearing of the paper so now I’ve showed you
how I apply my tape and also how I remove it. And then I took my paper trimmer and trimmed the whole area down. I first trimmed off the sides that were protected by the tape and then I chopped
it off so it was just that narrow strip
so only the coloring that I worked on today
is what I’m working with. Now I’m taking some
basil 40 pound vellum, trimming that to be four and
a quarter by 11 inches long and then very lightly scoring
it at five and a half. This vellum is a
very brittle paper so you don’t want
to score it too much cause otherwise
it could crack it or tear the vellum, so very lightly scored and then I folded it back
to create my card base. Putting that inside this dotted embossing folder from Cuttlebug and I’ll run that through
my Big Shot machine. I switched out my
magnetic platform and I am instead using
my multipurpose platform so that I can use
that embossing folder. So I’ll just run that through and then I have some fun
embossed dots on my vellum. Going to be adhering
my water coloring piece over the top so I’m going to use some Tombow
Xtreme Adhesive and I’m just putting
that all along the back of this piece here and then I’ll be adhering it
onto the front of the card. Now you might be thinking,
“Well, won’t that show on the inside of the card?” and it absolutely will so I’m going to cut down
some white card stock and put it on the
inside of the card. The white card stock
I’m going to use is Neenah Solar White and this
is the 80 pound version. I’ve actually cut out
two of these pieces that are the exact same size. One for the very back of
the inside of the card and then one to go
on the other side of the inside of
the card for a place to write a message
to my recipient so I’m adhering this down
onto the inside of the card, trim off anything that
was hanging out the side and then I’ll go ahead and prep that other piece I
was talking about. So I’m putting adhesive on
this white card stock here and then instead of
adhering it straight down I’m actually going to put
it down on top of that other piece I’ve already adhered and this has the adhesive
facing up at this point and I’ll line that up
and then I’ll go ahead and close my card
and press that down and that makes it so
that that inside area is in the exact position
so you can’t see it from the front of the card. The cool thing
about this vellum is you can kind of see through it so it’s a little
bit translucent so you want to make
sure that the area on the inside
where I would write a message to the
recipient wouldn’t be shown from the
front of the card. As far as the sentiment
goes for the card, I’m using the congratulations
die from Simon Says Stamp. This is actually one
that I created for Simon so it’s my own handwriting. It’s kind of fun and I’ve cut it out in
two different colors. I’ve cut it out
in Neenah Solar White and also in Dark Chocolate
card stock from Simon and I first adhered
the white version just using a little bit of my ranger multi
media matte adhesive and I just held that
with my tweezers, applied some little
dabs of adhesive and then placed that
down onto the card front. In order to hold that in
place while I keep working I’m going to place a large
acrylic block over the top and that’s just going
to hold everything after I have
everything adhered down and you’ll see that in a minute. Then took that brown
cut out or die cut and I placed that right
over the top of the white and I had it just a
little bit off set. This is going to
give that brown die cut a little bit of a shadow and make it more legible on top of this kind of busy pattern. So there’s that block
holding it in place and then I was able
to add some adhesive to the second half
of the brown die cut and adhered that down onto
the front of the card. This is going to finish
off the card for today. Super simple and easy. Decided to keep it rather simple since the rest of the card was a little more involved
with all the coloring. Hope you guys enjoyed
today’s video. This is part of The Daily Marker
30 Day Coloring Challenge. For more info on the challenge, you can head over to my blog and I’ll have more info there. It’s from my awesome
friend Kathy Racoosin who is encouraging everyone
to do a little bit of coloring every day for the month of July
and a few days into August. So that’s the card for today. Hope you guys enjoyed. I will see you in
the next card video and thanks for watching. (relaxing music)

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73 thoughts on “Painterly Days Watercolor Coloring Book (#TheDailyMarker30Day Challenge)”

  1. Viktoriq Jelqzkova says:


  2. Viktoriq Jelqzkova says:


  3. PP Supisara says:


  4. Fancylooks says:

    What a piece of art that is, wow!

  5. Atul Pradhananga says:

    This would be a great gift for my girlfriend! I gotta get this for her birthday. Thanks! 😀

  6. sewgatormomm says:

    There are so many great ideas in this video, and I love the finished card! Do you have a video or reference on making the peerless watercolor palette/book?

  7. verity Buyrn says:


  8. Shari Lawrence says:

    I'd love to try this…going to look for this coloring book.  Beautiful card!!

  9. FunctionofLight One says:


  10. Francesca Galanti says:


  11. Dot Freel says:

    What a great card! Loved everything about it.

  12. rumpzafamily says:

    Love the embossed dots on the vellum!

  13. Donna Okoniewski says:


  14. Susie Lessard says:

    This is stunning Kristina! Yesterday I created a "Color Book" card, CASEing Kathy's card. I've heard of the watercolor coloring books, but don't have one. I absolutely love the layout though and I'm certainly going to try this. Vellum and watercolor seem to be made for one another, and the off-set sentiment finished the card in such a lovely way.

  15. TheDailyMarker says:


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  17. Chris Pryor says:

    Beautiful card

  18. Bunny Hoyle says:

    Beautiful card. I love that you used two colors for the sentiment and that the sentiment is cut so that it is more manageable. I'm not sure where on your blog I was suppose to leave a comment for the 30 day challenge. I couldn't find the comment section. I'm sure it's there I just can't find it.

  19. Kimberli Sarsfield says:

    Such a lovely card!

  20. Shirley Ping says:


  21. Jeanie Gregory says:

    I love your card it turned out so beautiful! Thank you

  22. carol fairbanks says:

    Really great idea with the vellum

  23. Bronwyn Dunn says:

    Really beautiful! How amazing to have stamps and dies in your own handwriting! I hope you are proud of these because they are so gorgeous!

  24. Lauren McRae says:

    This card is so beautiful!! You're so lovely

  25. crina fantanaru says:

    Hi K, I am an always-and-forever fan. Maybe some day I would dare to send you my cards. If not for anything else, but as a "thank you, look what you taught me…" kind of gesture. I am just at the very beginning so you are literally an inspiration and a teacher(without knowing :)…). I am wondering if you could speak a bit more in your videos about the proportions. I am curious if you go by any "standards" and it's something that I should document more, or you just follow your aesthetic instinct?… Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and mastery.

  26. Terrie Rodrigue says:


  27. Teresa Doyle says:

    This is stunning Kristina. A beautiful job!

  28. JoAnn E says:


  29. Jen Evers says:

    I totally LOVE this card! Wow! What a great share about using the color pages to create a card! xoxo Jen P.S Where do you purchase your vellum? I'm finding it harder to get from the local stores!

  30. deana benson says:

    Are those Jams (Jamberry) on your nails?

  31. Dawn Norman says:

    Thanks for sharing! So pretty and anyone would love to receive this card! 😆

  32. Barb McDonnell says:

    Beautiful card, Kristina! I really didn't have an interest in the coloring books……until I saw this video. What a great idea to cut sections to use on cards. You are so inspiring!

  33. Holly Tree says:

    Very luxurious card, K!!!

  34. Ann Gibbins says:

    Kristina your card videos are so awe inspiring. You have us feeling we can do what you do. Thank you for your inspiration and beautiful videos.

  35. Rich Boden says:

    Polka dot vellum is official my new favourite thing! So simple and looks amazing, thank you! May do some cards that are just that, with a sentiment die cut stuck on, nothing else.

  36. Jennifer K says:

    So beautiful! I really love dot pattern the embossed velum background.

  37. Joan Wittwer says:

    Wow, this is gorgeous!

  38. Aussie Pom says:

    Hello Kristina I love, love your card. I have the marker pens and embossing folder and all I need now is an adult colouring book to try this technique. Thank you for sharing. Happy colouring.

  39. Loly Borda says:

    Wow! Beautiful! And you used only three colors! Thanks for sharing!

  40. BlackNekoHime says:

    Another awesome card!!! Thanks for sharing

  41. Colleen Howell says:

    Love it thanks

  42. Paula Touhey says:

    Beautiful card. Love the narrow strip you cut from the coloring page. I watched Kathy's video yesterday on using coloring pages. Greatidea for the use of all those books I have! Thanks for the video.

  43. CassiopeaInGame - CassiopeaArts says:

    Really pretty!

  44. Bonnie Kennan says:

    Love these Clean color markers. You make them so subtle.

  45. Dorothy Mutafopulos says:

    I love watching you videos they are so fabulous.

  46. Judy Estrada says:

    Hello K – What a lovely job of coloring! This is a lovely card as well. Thank you for sharing this nice technique. That looks like a great book to color from as well. I need really to get one & try to do some coloring. I think coloring would be fun & enjoyable. Thank you for sharing this video with us,

  47. Linda Green says:

    This is just beautiful!

  48. Kerrie Kulakauskas says:

    A card base made from Vellum, really pretty, nice one Kristina turned out gorgeous. xxx

  49. katrine leber says:

    i love this one!!! well, really all of them, lol thanks! hugs, treen

  50. Lori Fodor says:

    Because of your beautiful card, I put this coloring books on my Amazon wish list. Thank you for sharing.

  51. beth ross says:

    Beautiful card, Kristina! Very smart keeping one half! The vellum card base is perfect!

  52. Michelle K says:

    Great ideas

  53. dencraftcreations says:

    I love your watercoloring. You make it look so easy. Are there any more word dies done in your handwriting? Thanks. :0)

  54. Lisa H says:

    So pretty…. I love your watercolor videos! You are an awesome teacher 🙂

  55. Pat Posk says:

    What a great save…glad you didn't throw the card away. ….yeahhhhhhhhh

  56. lisa king-boyle says:

    K. this is exquisite! I have so much fun watching you! I have done the double paper on the inside thing (because I placed it on the wrong side by mistake), and I was worried that it would look like I had made a mistake (heaven knows we do not want anyone to think that 😉 and I was afraid that it may detract from the card, as I had never seen the professionals do it! Now I have and it looks great! Thanks! I absolutely love the vellum card also. I am going to try that one! Thanks. for teaching an old dog New tricks! Lisa

  57. Janice M says:

    Beautiful and inspiring. I just ordered some Gamsol from Amazon to work on my pencil blending 🙂

  58. Rebecca Nieves-Pagan says:

    So beautiful!

  59. hitthebottom09 says:

    I absolutely love this. Love watercolor and crafts in general. Very talented 🙂

  60. Susan King says:

    Oh this is awesome! I like the fact that the spaces are larger! When I have purchased coloring books all the images are so detailed and small making it difficult to shade! Thank you for sharing as I have never heard of her books!

  61. Constance Hildebrand says:

    Love this card–inspired me to buy the coloring book and vellum to try your card, thanks.

  62. The Art of Creating says:

    love the embossed vellum and shadow effect on the sentiment!

  63. Carol L. B. says:

    This is so pretty! I love the colored flower strip and the dotted embossed vellum!

  64. HandmadeByMirella says:

    Such a stunning card Kristina! I'm glad I went back through my YouTube list to watch it! only catching up on videos now… 🙂

  65. Flo Derby says:

    This card and coloring is stunning. I was given a coloring book for my birthday — its the mandala-type designs. While looking at your work, I realized that there is little difference between a coloring design and a stamped one. Anyway, thanks for a beautiful card.

  66. Sharon French says:

    Beautiful coloring, Beautiful card, thank you for showing us.

  67. Connie Richardson says:

    hi I just came across your YouTube channel I love your style, you are so talented! I subscribed to your channel and I am enjoying your videos! I was wondering do you ever use tombow markers, or do you prefer the zig clean color real brush markers? Connie

  68. Michelle Ortega says:

    this one is very beautiful!

  69. Karla Bostic says:

    I truly Love this card. one of my favorites of all time. 😍

  70. Kathleen Dunlap says:

    I love this inventive card. I think love the use of the vellum card really set this card apart. Thank you for sharing this video. 😸

  71. Anna Kova says:

    I Adore cards like this! – "WoW" factor results with basic supplies. <3 <3 <3

  72. Kat says:

    Beautiful as always

  73. magic in hands says:

    Lovely card 😍

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