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Adult Coloring Book Turned Beautiful Plate!

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My daughter brought me all these coloring books...so I decided to color.

I like the rounded ones. This way you can do more with them. I found clear glass plates (with a few scratches) at the thrift store for $.20 each.

You can also use colored pencils. The markers did run a little, but not too bad. Can you really notice?
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I put a thin layer on the back of the plate. Then I stuck on the design. Once secure, I painted a layer on the paper.

The points on design were hard to keep down. Just kept using more MP.
I was bummed that there were some bubbles. I kept trying to flatten, but didn't want to rip the paper. I did poke a small pinhole in the big bubbles and tried to flatten. Not sure if that really did anything. Came back after it dried and it was completely flat!! Whoo hoo!! I put 2 coats on the back.
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I let sit for a few days and then sprayed a thin coat of finish on it. Makes me feel like it's more protected.
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

Love it! I haven't put this out yet. I will tonight and see what the response is.
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage

I was going to put my painted rocks on it...but then its hidden. So I'm not using the rocks on this plate, but I already have another idea :)
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage
These were two other pics I did. I found nice frames at Goodwill for $2 each. Mats and all ;)
  • adult coloring book turned beautiful plate, crafts, decoupage
  • Lia Liz Noland Rohrbach

    i love the painted rocks and will do this AND the coloring book idea but maybe not on a plate...will try to think of something i can use instead of another dust collector...tired of dusting....hahahaha

  • Paula_sparks

    Now I have an idea to do something with all my pictures I have colored.

  • Carol Santure
    Carol Santure Saint Petersburg, FL

    I've done this before but not with my adult coloring pages. What a great idea . Thank you.

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey

    Great post! I color a lot too. Hundreds of pages. Some I made into greeting cards for friends. Thanks!

  • Patricia Brown
    Patricia Brown Bastrop, TX

    Greeting cards... great idea!

    • Lisa Battisti
      Lisa Battisti Summerville, SC

      We actually did a bunch of greeting cards for terminally ill children in the hospital. We wanted all the bright colors to make them smile.

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