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How to Make Your Own Coloring Page with Graphite Putty and a Stencil

How to Make Your Own Coloring Page with Graphite Putty and a Stencil Tutorial with Carolyn Dube

What do I do when I feel like coloring? I make my own coloring pages with stencils. In the video, you’ll see how I use Graphite Putty to create this one by making a stencil rubbing. What is Graphite Putty? It’s like Play-Doh meets a pencil!

Watch How to use graphite putty to make a stencil rubbing on YouTube.

Step 1:

Put a stencil below a piece of copy paper, or other thin paper. I used Mary C. Nasser’s Geometric Sky from StencilGirl.

Step 2:

Use a small amount of the Graphite Putty and create a flat-like shape. Notice the precision, or lack of, in my terminology. This is so forgiving- you just need some to rub on the paper. Since it is putty, as you rub it on the paper, it will get flatter and wider.

How to Make Your Own Coloring Page with Graphite Putty and a Stencil Tutorial with Carolyn Dube

Step 3:

Then start coloring in the shapes using colored pencils. Can you use something like a marker? Sure…but just be aware that the graphite putty is water soluble. That means it will smear when it gets wet.

How to Make Your Own Coloring Page with Graphite Putty and a Stencil Tutorial with Carolyn Dube

What am I going to do with this piece of colored paper full of geometric shapes? Not sure yet, but my art journal is whispering to me so this may end up in there.

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How to Make Your Own Coloring Page with Graphite Putty and a Stencil Tutorial with Carolyn Dube

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  • Mary C. Nasser September 30, 2016, 6:26 am

    I love your ingenuity and creativity, Carolyn! I have never heard of graphite putty! Cool! Thanks for choosing Geometric Sky for your coloring page!! 🙂

  • Jean Marmo September 30, 2016, 6:32 pm

    Very cool. Have never heard of this putty!

  • Laura Landau October 1, 2016, 8:26 am

    That’s really neat. I had never even heard of the graphite putty before. It seems like it would be really cool to use if you had a huge piece to draw or sketch out. Or as you did, a large rubbing.