Color and Chat


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Oil pastels in a coloring book? Yes it can be done. In this video I show you a timelapse of the oil pastel background and then I color these sassy birds using Polychromos colored pencils. I also answer 50 questions about myself with the #TMI Tag.

Here are the questions:

1: What are you wearing? 2: Ever been in love? 3: Ever had a terrible breakup? 4: How tall are you? 5: How much do you weigh? 6: Any tattoos? 7: Any piercings? 8: OTP? 9: Favourite show? 10: Favourite bands? 11: Something you miss? . 12: Favourite song? 13: How old are you? 14: Zodiac sign? 15: Quality you look for in a partner? 16: Favourite Quote? 17: Favourite actor? 18: Favourite color? 19: Loud music or soft? 20: Where do you go when you’re sad? 21: How long does it take you to shower? 22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 23: Ever been in a physical fight? 24: Turn on? 25: Turn off? 26: The reason I joined Youtube? 27: Fears? 28: Last thing that made you cry? 29: Last time you said you loved someone? 30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name? 31: Last book you read? 32: The book you’re currently reading? 33: Last show you watched? 34: Last person you talked to? 35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 36: Favourite food? 37: Place you want to visit? 38: Last place you were? 39: Do you have a crush? 40: Last time you kissed someone? 41: Last time you were insulted? 42: Favourite flavour of sweet? 43: What instruments do you play?? 44: Favourite piece of jewellery? 45: Last sport you played? 46: Last song you sang? 47: Favourite chat up line? 48: Have you ever used it? 49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 50: Who should answer these questions next? @Sassycoloring was the creator of this challenge

Colors used:

  • Pale Geranium Lake
  • Dark Cadmium Orange
  • Dark Chrome Yellow
  • Indian Red
  • Light Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow Lemon
  • Light Green
  • Permanent Green
  • Pine Green
  • Ivory
  • Burnt Ochre
  • Bistre
  • Burnt Umber
  • Lt Cobalt Turquoise
  • Black
  • Cobalt Blue Greenish
  • Indanthrene Blue
  • Cold Grey 1

Thank you for visiting

Wendy and Ellie Bellie

Wind Down Wednesday- Episode 8-Pastels


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Using Pastels of all types in our coloring books

Are you looking for ways to add backgrounds or even just a base layer of color to make your coloring adventures move along quickly and painlessly. If so this may be the video for you.

In this video I use pan, oil and soft pastels in adult coloring books. If done properly you will not even need a sealant. It is always nice to have another tool in the tool box. Pastels are cheap and easy to use! Making them perfect for large backgrounds or for that first layer of color.

Click here to watch the video.

I am an amazon affiliate, if you use my link it will not cost you anymore than the original price but my channel will make a small commission. I appreciate the support.

  • Cloud tutorial with pastels
  • Products used:
  • Mungyo Oil Pastels
  • Mungyo Soft Pastels
  • Pebbles Pastels
  • Pebbles Pearlescent
  • Pan Pastels
  • Sofft tools
  • Sofft eyeshadow applicators
  • Gamsol
  • Matchstick Mouse Coloring book

Matchstick Mouse colored with nothing but pastels

Oil Pastels

Pan Pastels

Hope you found this post helpful and I hope you will give pastels a try.

Happy Coloring!

Wendy and Ellie

What did I buy?


Coloring goodies galore.

This video is for those that want to be tempted to purchase more coloring/art supply goodies. Enter at your own risk.

In case you saw this post before and now think you are losing your mind, you are not. My blog had issues and the last several posts were lost and so I am remaking them and reposting. Sigh. Nothing is ever easy is it? I am blessed that this is my biggest obstacle at the moment. So I will take it.

Here is the link the video if you would like to watch.

Or you can cheat and look at the list below.

I am an amazon affiliate, if you use my link it will not cost you anymore than the original price but my channel will make a small commission. I appreciate the support.

Hope your day is going well and you find fun stuff too!

Wendy and Ellie

Wind Down Wednesday- Episode 7- Shading


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Episode 7 How to Shade and Highlight and image in Adult Coloring Books

Use my light source tool and shading is made easy in adult coloring books. I show you how to make the tool, how to use the tool for easy shading in adult coloring books. I cover alternate shading colors, and we will color two projects using the tool and I talk you through, step by step to show you where to do your shading and highlighting.

I hope to see you there. Click on the link below to go to my Youtube channel and make your own light source tool.

On a personal note, we headed over to last Thursday to Pueblo Reservoir for some much needed R and R. The weather was gorgeous and much fun was had by all.

Ellie was all set in her shark life vest for her first boat outing. She did very well. She only fell in twice. Once on the maiden voyage when she tried to jump to shore to soon and once defending us from a very scary floating log. LOL She did well in the water, though we scooped her out quickly as it is still too cold for swimming.

Here she is at home completely tuckered out. So much that we put her bunny in her paws and she didn’t even move.

And here are my favorite two boys. (Don’t tell my kids I said that) They are getting so big. Jackson is so good to his brother Macallan. I can’t wait to see them again!

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the warmer weather.

Wendy and Ellie

Mythographic Paradise Peacock Color Along


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Kimberly has been such a great supporter of the channel. She is always encouraging. She watches all the videos, likes the videos and comments, She also interacts on facebook and talks about the channel on social media. So I asked Kimberly to select a page to color and choose the pencils she would like me to use in a color along. She chose this page. I hope she is happy with how it turned out.

  • chartruese
  • light green
  • dark green
  • apple green
  • black
  • dioxazine purple hue
  • imperial violet
  • violet
  • parma violet
  • true green
  • light aqua
  • non photo blue
  • cobalt blue
  • indathrone blue
  • true blue
  • violet blue
  • dahlia purple
  • lavender
  • deco pink
  • canary yellow
  • hot pink
  • peach beige
  • sepia
  • light umber
  • 10 % french grey

Thanks for visiting!

Wendy and Ellie

Wind/Wine Down Wednesday – Watercolor Pencils


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Can you use watercolor pencils in coloring books? What about on Amazon Paper?

The answer is YES! I use 3 dollar watercolor pencils in Creative Haven Country Gardens Coloring book.

In this episode of Wind/Wine down Wednesday, I explore watercolor pencils in adult coloring books. The various types of watercolor pencils, different methods to use them, how to blend them and of course how to use them in our adult coloring books- Yup, even the ones with Amazon paper. I do a project at the end with dollar store watercolor pencils in Country Gardens by Creative Haven. With no sealant and no bleed through.

There are only 24 pencils and they are not named or numbered so I have not listed them.

I also colored this cutie in Matchstick Mouse Floral coloring book. I use Albrecht Durer colored pencils in this one.

  • Pine Green
  • Phthalo Green
  • Leaf Green
  • May Green
  • Grass Green
  • Light Green
  • Dark Cadmium Orange
  • Light Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Light Yellow Ochre
  • Light Chrome Yellow
  • Cream
  • White
  • Brown Ochre
  • Bistre
  • Van Dyke Brown
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Dark Sepia
  • Light Cobalt Turquoise
  • Light Phthalo Blue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Ivory
  • Beige Red
  • Warm Grey 2

I am enjoying the ease of using these pencils. They help you lay down color quickly and then can use the pencils dry to add details.

thank you for stopping by

Wendy and Ellie

My Completed Pages March 2023


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Lets take a look at the pages I have colored since my January Completed page video.

I have pages by Rita Berman, Kerby Rosanes, Kanoko Egusa, Creative Haven, Matchstick Mouse, Posh’s Disney book, and Mythographia.

I hope you join me as I look back on pages that I have done color alongs on as well as a few I haven’t.

Hope to see you there!

I will only post the images I haven’t posted to the blog.

I colored these from Thomas Kinkade’s Disney book. I like that they show you a colored image. I then try to duplicate it. I struggled with the dark values. But looking at these without the reference photos they look alright. Prisma, Arrtx and SouColor colored pencils.

This one is from Home Sweet Home by Creative Haven- It is a Teresa Goodridge book. I love her stuff. This one came out pretty bright. Cue the circus music… Colored with Arrtx colored pencils

The last one is from Kerby Rosane’s Alien World. I used NeoColor 2’s and Black Widow colored pencils. I applied Nuvo Clear gloss from their Aqua Shimmer line on the wings. I also used Sparkle Pop Silver gel pen around them. I had MANY mishaps on this page. I used too much water and not enough neo color 2. I tried to use a baby wipe to blend when there was not enough pigment down. I dripped the nuvo glimmer on the page and had to wipe it up. I filmed it all so I could do a color along but I feel it would be a what not to do video LOL So instead here is the finished page alone. I probably will use parts of the video to explain what not to do, then show how to do it.

Anyway I do explain in the video so be sure to check it out, I appreciate you all!

Wendy and Ellie

Wind/Wine Down Wednesday


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Episode 4- Neo Color 1 and 2

Should you use Neo Colors in Adult Coloring Books?

I discuss Neo Color 1 vs Neo Color 2, pricing and characteristics and how to apply them. I do tests on opacity, blending, how they work with colored pencils, and how they work if the paper is sealed. I also look at how it affects the paper both with and without a primer. I show how to use these with other media to protect the paper without using a primer/sealant. I show a completed project as well at the end.

Here is the image I colored with Neo Color 2 only. (well a bit of paint pen for the highlights) I really enjoy neo color 2’s. In the video I show how I have had my neo color 2s for years (like over 10) and have used less than 1/2 inch of the crayon. So while they are pricy. They will last you a very long time.

They are also a very fast medium to work with.

Here is the link to the YouTube video.

Leila Duly


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Beautiful Plant Coloring Book Flip Through

You may remember this artist from The Flower Year. Her newest book Beautiful Planet is a lovely book with thick white pages. It is very large 9.25 x 12.25 but inside you can find two page spreads, one page intricate pages, as well as pages with vignettes and individual images to color such a page with butterflies. There are even a few pages with one big flower or animal to color. From the sea shore to the mountains this book has it all.

Click here to see a full flip through on YouTube.

As always I appreciate you stopping by.

Wendy and Ellie

Jazzydoodledesigns has a Facebook page!


If you would like to follow me on Facebook, just go to the right hand side of this page and click on the Facebook link. You do not have to leave this page to follow me.

Or you can look up Jazzydoodledesigns directly on Facebook. I will post information, as well as links to my YouTube videos for you there. I will also have surveys for your input as to what books I color in and with what medium. Please join me there! I would love to see you and be able to “hear” from you as blogging is oven a one-way street so to speak.

It would make me

Thank you for visiting!

Wendy and Ellie