Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Creating Unique Coloring Pages with Stencils

Hi! Jessica Sporn here, sharing how I created coloring pages by mixing and matching StencilGirl Stencils.

Here are the materials that I used to create the coloring pages, and my daughter used to start coloring them!

For my first try at creating a coloring page, I started with Michelle Ward's Sphere's stencil, because of its wide open spaces.  I then filled in some of the open areas with other stencils that echoed Sphere's round lines.  Mary Beth Shaw's Calligraphy, the small Marrakesh repeat in Nathalie Kalbach's Elephant March, and Pam Carrier's Journal Texture stencils worked so well together.

As I got a little bolder, I combined my Jump for Joy stencil with Garden Flowers and Leaves Outlined.  Rather than using smaller stencils to fill the open areas, I doodled in them instead.

This one combines Flora Bowley's Bloom True Stencil and Mask with the Journal Texture stencil and my Lacy Lotus Repeat.    I used a ruler to create the lines inside the lotus, and different widths of pens to created heavier and lighter lines.

Here's a video to help you understand the methods to my madness!

I hope this post gave you some new ideas for how to mix and match your stencils.
This is a fun way to create "color your own" cards, books, and more.
I look forward to seeing what you create!


  1. This is an idea whose time has come! And your stencils, Jessica, show it off to glorious advantage -- thanks for sharing this beautiful art!

  2. iv'e been thinking about doing this! thank you for the tutorial!

    1. I hope you'll give it a try and post some pics!

  3. Great ideas! Must go look through my stencil stash now to see what I can combine!

  4. I love making pages to color. These ideas are wonderful!

    1. I hope you will make some and share the pics - I'd love to see!

  5. I love all these wonderful ideas for making coloring pages using stencils. You have definitely inspired me to try this and possibly make some booklets for my grand daughters to color. Thanks so much for sharing this......Linda E.


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