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How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring Page

How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring Page

What do kids do with glitter? They use it, to their hearts content.  Not just one little spot of sparkle, but an entire explosion of glitter.  As the glitter took over a vintage radio diagram, I created a sort of coloring page, mixed media style for this Let’s Play video, all about rediscovering how to play.

In the video, you’ll also see how I deal with that left brain of mine when it tried to control the play while I was coloring in the page with watercolors!

Watch How I Made My Own Mixed Media Glitter Coloring Page on YouTube.

The glue I used can be found here and the tray used for catching the glitter is here.

How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring PageWhat is Let’s Play?  It’s all about rediscovering the ability to play. Each month I share a specific strategy that helped me recapture the freedom and fun of play.  This month’s theme is act like a kid. You can see more of the Let’s Play series here.

Now you’ve seen my play, let’s see yours!  Share what you’re creating with us all in the Facebook group and be inspired by what others are creating! And be sure to leave a comment here to get entered in the monthly $50 Dick Blick gift certificate giveaway!

How I Made My Own Glitter Coloring Page


Let's Play August Theme with Carolyn Dube

Want to see more Let’s Play videos? You can find all the weekly posts here.

Sharing your play:   I, and a whole bunch of others, would love to see what you’re creating!  We’re sharing it in the Facebook group called A Colorful Place to Play. Why Facebook?  I’ve listened to your feedback about how and where you’d like to share your play instead of the link parties.

Monthly giveaways:  Leave comment on any (and all for more chances) of the weekly Let’s Play blog posts to be entered and one winner each month will be chosen by random.org.  Want more chances to win a $50 gift certificate to DickBlick.com?  Pin any of the images from the page or share about it on Facebook- then come back and leave a comment telling me what you did and you can have more chances to win! Giveaway closes the Sunday,September 4th at 11 pm EST and the winner will announced on the blog the following Monday.

Congrats to Kristiina, last month’s winner!

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  • Sassy August 15, 2016, 11:08 pm

    Loved the glitter play — and the hot pink water color. Great play time stuff!

  • Jeanette Jones August 16, 2016, 6:55 am

    I absolutely love this video. So different with the use of the colorful glitter and watercolors. I am adding this to my ideas for future mixed media art journal pages.
    You have been a continued source of inspiration.

  • Barbara August 16, 2016, 4:46 pm

    What fun! As always, I enjoyed your choice of colors. I’ve pinned a picture of this on my “Carolyn Dube” page on Pinterest. Keep the fun coming.

  • Barbara August 16, 2016, 4:49 pm

    Forgot to say that I recognized (sort of) the radio wiring diagram. I remember seeing those, and have even watched my hubby use them since early in our marriage. He’s an electrical engineer, and we’ve been around a LONG time!

    What is the name of the book of diagrams, and where did you find a copy of it? Hmmm…his old manuals are beginning to look like art papers to me.

    • Carolyn Dube August 17, 2016, 11:50 am

      Can’t remember where I came across this book, but it is loaded with those diagrams Barbara- how cool that you might have a big stash of these thanks to your husband!

  • Alisa Barott August 17, 2016, 2:38 am

    Fun video. I forgot just how much fun glitter is. THANKS!

  • Claire August 17, 2016, 8:27 am

    While I am not a true glitter fan, I loved this idea! Keep up the good work.

    PS … Loving the Dave makes an art journal page series.

  • Amy Hodgson-Smith August 17, 2016, 9:41 am

    Love this! But where do you find vintage radio diagrams?

  • Elizabeth Kaplan August 17, 2016, 12:57 pm

    I love sparkle! Can’t help it. ?

    Blick prize? Yes please. ?

  • Kathleen August 17, 2016, 10:51 pm

    Magenta! is always the perfect reason.

  • Karen August 18, 2016, 12:26 am

    Wow, do I love this blog! It is just what I need to help silence ( or at least subdue) that monster inner critic. Your glitter “technique” makes me smile.

  • D.Ann C August 19, 2016, 4:15 pm

    What a fun way to repurpose a cool diagram like that! Glitter is always FUN!!

  • Kristiina August 20, 2016, 9:12 am

    Love the way the glitter also finds it way into the watercolour, can’t wait to see what this becomes!

  • Kristy August 21, 2016, 6:39 pm

    Carolyn! You make the best juxstaposable equations work!!
    Radio Diagram + Glitter = FUN!
    (and apparently I can make up wacky words :0)
    Thanks for broadening our creative minds, love how it turned out!

  • Annie August 22, 2016, 3:26 am

    Thanks for the idea.

  • Sandy August 22, 2016, 1:34 pm

    I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the videos with you husband. What a good sport!! I can tell that you have a lot of humor in your relationship. How awesome!!

  • Sandy Boreen August 25, 2016, 7:29 pm

    I love using glittery things in my mixed media projects. Thanks for the video, Carolyn.

  • Marisa November 27, 2017, 7:38 pm

    I’ve been looking for a video about using glitter on coloring pages for ages now. Thank you so much for your demonstration, which shows that one should just have fun with it! Thank you!