As an avid or casual colorist, you may have wondered what to do with your completed coloring pages.
Surely, you want to glance at them regularly to reminisce the moments you spent coloring – whether alone or with your community. You want to hold on to that earned sense of joy and gratitude at how coloring may have led you to make peace with yourself and others and be on your way to healing.
And, yes, there is this thing called pride in your creativity and having completed a masterpiece.
Is there a way to bask in that pride for much longer?
How can they continue to inspire you?
How can you show them off (if that’s what you want)?
How can you maintain this connection with your finished art pieces on an ongoing basis?
How about giving them a makeover or a new home?
Certainly, they can’t remain incognito in the pages of your coloring books. Soon, they’d be forgotten and end up in your stockroom, garage, donation bin, if not in the trash can. That would be spell T-R-A-G-E-D-Y and D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R.
Well, rejoice! It’s not the end of the world. There are plenty of ways to show off your work and if you have rights to brand them (as what PLR content provides), then you may leverage them for added income.
Here are simple ways to fix your situation:
This is the simplest way to showcase your finished coloring pages. Frame them and hang them on your wall. If you want, create an art gallery to share with your family. If space is a concern, you always have the option of switching the pages out as new colored pages come in.
You can create cards from your finished colored designs for all sorts of occasions – wedding, engagement, graduation, birthday, anniversary, housewarming, retirement, among others.
But then, who said that cards are merely for special occasions? Why not give them to say thank you, to celebrate a friendship, or for no reason at all?
Creating cards from your colored pages is simple – just in half for that old-fashioned, handmade look. If you want a more professional look, you could always photograph, scan and plug each one into a card creator or app.
You usually keep bookmarks for yourself but, hey, why not give them as gifts?
To create your bookmarks, cut your colored pages into bookmark sizes and shape. To avoid ripping, tearing and discoloration, you need to laminate them. After all, you want them to last for as long as possible.
For something small to gift to someone, why not wrap it in one of your coloring pages! That’s a fun and creative way to wrap presents, isn’t it? You may also use them to wrap giveaway souvenirs for parties that you’re hosting. That would be cool.
What do you think of these possible uses for your colored pages?
Have you done any of these?
Would you consider doing any one of them?
Let me know what you think in the comments section below.