Grab your pencils and pens, and all your coloring mojo and download this free printable macarons coloring page for grown-ups!
I joined up with some friends in a cookie-themed blog hop. Now, since I’m not THAT into baking cookies, but I am OBSESSED with creating coloring pages for adults, I decided to illustrate a macarons coloring page.
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It’s pastel heaven!
I love the aesthetic of macarons and thought that they’d be the perfect challenge to color. Since they’re usually a single color to symbolize the flavor, with various shades, it’s a great challenge. Of course, the focus is pastels, but if you look up images of macarons, you’ll find that some have very vivid shades.
I colored this adult coloring page using gel pens.
I got this pack of gel pens a while ago and haven’t had a chance to give it a shot. I finally did and was so pleased with the quality and flow of it. It includes some milky ones which were perfect for this page.
I did not have a pale enough pink, so I colored a light layer of pink colored pencil, and went heavy on the white to blend it on top. I think it flows right in – you wouldn’t be able to tell! My Prismacolor Premier colored pencils have a soft enough core to allow for good, solid color, as I managed to get here.
A while ago, I asked a group of colorists what they want to see more of. A few people mentioned that they’d love pages that aren’t full of tiny, hard to fill spots due to issues with dexterity, vision, and coordination.
I can really relate to this, so I figured I’d keep that in mind with future pages. There is really a lack of pages with more open spaces in mature themes, and this macarons coloring page is perfect for that.
The overall picture presents enough of a challenge for grown colorists – with shading and texture to be added – while it does have open spaces. It does have some smaller spaces, but those can be skipped over and left as a general texture, since there isn’t that much of it.
More cookie goodness from the Christmas Cookies blog hop:
- Cocoa & Cookies DIY Gift with Free Printable Envelopes by Sunny Day Family
- Macarons coloring page for adults by Moms & Crafters (you’re here!)
- Ornament Cookies by Craftulate
- Cookies and Bookies by Growing Book by Book
- Knitted Gingerbread Man Pattern by Knit’s End
- Eggnog Sugar Cookies with Bourbon Cream by Playground Parkbench
- Poinsettia Spritz Cookies by Arts & Crackers
- Stained Glass Window Cookies by Life is a Cabernet