Have you been looking forward to 2020’s first blog post? Have you expected a downloadable calendar?
This year, it will be something quite different, though just as exciting. I had had a number of ideas for calendars and it is not impossible that calendars will be back on the blog one day, but this time I am encouraging you to paint with me!
In 2020, I’m going to share printable colouring pages, which you can download from the content library. If all goes to plan, you’ll have 12 seasonal flower wreaths by the end of this year.
I won’t leave you to your own devices completely, when it comes to colouring: I’m going to share my colouring techniques in a video. I use watercolours to fill the page, as that is my niche of art, but of course you can use whatever medium you like best.
Are you ready? Come and paint with me in January!
How to do it
First, download the colouring page from the content library. To reach the content library, you should subscribe to my newsletter. After subscribing, you should get the password in a few minutes by email (if you don’t get it, look for it in the spam folder too). If you are already subscribed, you can find the password at the bottom of the latest newsletter.
Print the colouring page. The PDF that you download contains the wreath in A4 size. If you like to work in smaller or larger sizes, feel free to print it in a different size.
If you use watercolour, like I did, make sure you use watercolour paper. To do this, you have 2 options:
- print the wreath directly on watercolour paper. In this case, make sure your paper is not thicker than 180 gsm as thicker paper can ruin your printer
- your other opton is to print this colouring page on regular 80 gsm paper, then trace it to a watercolour paper of your choice with the help of a lightbox (window) or carbon transfer paper.
Remember, you don’t have to use watercolours, but always make sure to use the kind of paper that best suits your chosen technique.
So, now all is left is to colour your January flower wreath! If you post your finished piece on Instagram, please don’t forget to tag meg @imeldagreens!