Let’s get two things straight:
- Colouring isn’t just for kids.
- You don’t have to be an artist.
It’s a perfect way to unwind and de-stress at the end of the day or at the weekends. You can clear your mind and get a little creative. It’s definitely a better alternative than being sat in front of the TV or glued to your phone. In fact 81% of you said you own an adult colouring book when I ran a poll on Twitter!
This ‘‘ has really good quality paper and it’s thick too which means nothing seeps through page to page. You can get your artistic side out and use whatever you like to colour in; standard pencils, watercolour pencils, felt tip pens, whatever takes your fancy! I like to use my coloured pencils. They are easy to use, you can choose how dark you want the colours to be and also there is no smudging!
There are endless patterns and designs to colour in and although I still haven’t actually finished one yet (I keep starting and changing patterns), it really makes you think about how to approach it. Strategy is key ya know! Are you going to stick to a small palette of blues or green or just go all out and mix it up?! After all, you could always buy a lovely frame to frame them in once finished and have your own hallway of fame.
What I also think is really important about unwinding is the portability. You can easily pop this colouring book in your bag and take with you on the train or on holiday. You can get kitted out with a smart little pencil case and keep them altogether as your ‘go to stress buster’.
So get your artistic side out, light some candles and unwind.
Have you used an Adult Colouring Book before? What’s your favourite media to use?