14th Apr 2016

*updated March 2018 - Our colouring page gallery is no longer posted, but you are welcome to request colouring pages any time :)

This week we added a new gallery to our site. A customer suggested we make our colouring pages more readily available to all of you, and the colouring page gallery was born :)

I thought I’d make up a tutorial on how to use them, just in case any of you colour blocking addicts are interested :D

  1. Select a colouring page and save it to your computer.

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2. Choose the colour card for your chosen fabric and save it to your computer.

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3. Open both of these images in a paint program.

We use Pixelmator, but there are lots of options. If you don’t have a paint program or photo editor you can use SumoPaint online, free, no need to download software.

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4. Use the colour picker (eyedropper) to copy a colour from the colour card. Use the fill tool (paint bucket) to paste your chosen colour into each desired section of the colouring page. I chose liberty bamboo for the neckline and cuffs.

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5. Choose another colour with the eyedropper, I’m going with plum bamboo.

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6. Paste your second colour into the desired sections of the colouring page. In this case I’m making the body and sleeves plum.

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7. Lather, rinse, repeat. I chose black for the waistband colour.

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8. Maybe I’ll change the cuffs to black as well.

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This is cute, but now I’m thinking of trying a print.

9. Save the image of a print dress to your computer, and delete the collar and cuff fills from the colouring page.

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10. Open the dress image in the paint program and copy it to the clipboard.

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11. Click on the colouring page and paste the dress image over it.

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12. Now select transform and increase the size of the dress image, in this case by 250%.

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13. Move the dress image up until it covers the collar and cuff area of the colouring page.

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14. Then select “Layers” and send the top layer with the dress image to the back.

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15. The transparent areas of the colouring page allow the print to show through, giving an idea of how the print would look.

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16. Finally export the colouring page to your computer.


17. Adore.

We’re always happy to play with colouring pages with you, if need be :) We’d love to see what you come up with ;)

xoxo emily