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Today I'm thrilled to share a coloring book project using Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® to create a dimensional wall hanging perfect for any room with imagination (ie. kid's room, college student dorm room or my craft room! LOL!). My project is placed on the fireplace mantel...for now :) 

I started coloring with my watercolor brush using Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Green Tea, Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Lemon, Raspberry, Metallic Melon and Snow Cone. The Collapsible Water Cup filled with water and my palette was my acrylic stamp block made my coloring go fast.


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After drying, I fussy cut my medallion design. Then to give more strength and to protect the paper, I covered both the front and the back of my medallion with Gel Medium.


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After drying, I accented the medallion with Texture Gems™ Pearl for extra shimmer.


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I knew I would not be coloring the entire book so I took a page full of wonderful designs to make it a background to my colored medallion. BUT it was too long for my 8 x 10" plastic block frame. Sooo I cut the middle and layered each piece over each other to create a continuous page.


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Using Gel Medium, I adhered each piece to the back of the picture frame box and let dry. Then place the plastic casing over it...


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Lastly, I added strips of Crafty Foam Power Tape on the back of the medallion to give it dimension. Center it on top of the plastic casing for a FUN CREATIVE & TRENDY home decor piece to display!


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Here's a second look at the finished project...


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So what other ways can you think to use your coloring book pages?! Share them here in the comments below...I need ideas! LOL!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Margie Higuchi



Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® in Green Tea, Margarita Mix, Watermelon, Lemon, Raspberry, Metallic Melon and Snow Cone, Collapsible Water CupGel Medium and Texture Gems™ Pearl

• Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Crafty Foam Tape

• Watercolor and Wide Brushes

• Large Acrylic Stamp Block

• Coloring Book

• 8 x 10" Plastic Box Frame

• Craft Mat

• Non-Stick Scissors



Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV.


Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit!


Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.


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