Another Reading Gives Us Someplace to Go... Poster
I chose this coloring page poster (designed by Kara at Happy Go Lucky) to print, color and frame for our little library area.
paper (cardstock, if you have it)
art chalk/colored pencils
workable fixative spray (optional)
First download and print out the poster (it's free) from Kara's Happy Go Lucky blog:
I used cardstock so it would be a little more durable for coloring and framing and printed it out on my laser printer so the ink wouldn't smear.
I started by coloring over the white areas with art chalk since I thought it would be fitting and had some left over from a scrapbooking project. I used a brush (similar to a blush makeup brush) to sweep over the chalked areas to get the extra chalk dust off. This resulted in what my son calls a glow effect ("But how do those letters look like they're glowing?"or something like that) around some of the words when the chalk dust spread a little into some of the black ink areas.
To keep the chalk from smearing while I worked some more, I sprayed the picture with a workable fixative (in a well-ventilated area) and let it dry for about an hour.
When the fixative was done drying I colored lightly over the chalked areas to fill in some of the extra light or white spaces. After that, another coat of fixative.
I purchased an inexpensive white frame from Michael's. Then I removed the mat (the 8"x10" frame with a mat for a 5"x7" photo was the least expensive option) and framed the poster.