This month’s free coloring page challenge was something out of my comfort zone…
I would not consider myself much of a “girly girl”, so making a fairy coloring page made me a bit nervous. However, I am very pleased with how it came out!
When I think of fairies, I think of magic, whimsy, sparkles, nature, and iridescence. That’s what I wanted portrayed in my coloring page. I went with a flower-inspired dress with leaves in her whimsical and wispy hair.
Her wings are drawn to allow the colorist to create a translucent wings appearance, which was a fun coloring experience for me.
Speaking of coloring, let me admit something to you. I don’t love coloring. Some artists draw the outlines and fill them in, some just love to color, but I’m the type that prefers to draw black and white pictures. Sometimes I will shade, and I do love painting, but when it comes to coloring pages, I’d rather be the one to draw them. I think this challenge changed coloring for me, because I really and truly enjoyed coloring this hand-drawn coloring page.
Growing up, I was very much into apparel design. Whenever I’d get the chance, I would doodle new dress ideas I had. I think that bit of my childhood popped out with my fairies, because I did not want to stop designing dresses for them.
In her hands, my Honey Bee Fairy holds a baby honey bee and a tiny flower. Okay, so initially I did not plan on this–I actually messed up on the hands (I am terrible at drawing hands and I’m a bit crazy and don’t really do a pencil layer before markers.). Once I needed objects to fill in the errors, I knew exactly where I wanted this character to go. She needed a personality and a mission.
With all of the news with the honey bee shortage, I decided to put my thoughts out there in art form. While I have a healthy fear of anything that stings, I really do like honeybees. There is so much good they do for helping our flowers and plants grow wonderfully, not to mention they give us delicious honey! In fact, some day I hope to have some bees of my own. Hearing of the big losses was really saddening to me and I really hope something is done about it. Seriously, save the honey bees (get rid of the wasps…what are they good for anyway? I may or may not be holding a grudge against wasps for stinging me for no reason when I was a kid.).
Sip some tea with honey while you color this page!
I hope this fairy coloring page adds a little *sparkle* and magic to your day!
Spread around to your friends by sharing on social media–like a honey bee pollinates flowers or a fairy sprinkles fairy dust.
If you haven’t seen yet, my free Flower Bouquet Coloring Page goes so well with this one! Go on over and print it.
You will totally want to keep up with my page to see how I use these cut-out fairy coloring pages to make a super awesome craft with an awesome coloring trick (followed by a fairy garden tutorial!).
Buy these printable 3D fairies and wings HERE.
To complete the coloring of this fairy, I used:
Due to the nature of the wings, I had to stick with something like colored pencils for coloring (you can use blendable markers, but using pencils was the easy route.). I then accented with sparkly gel pens, fine point markers, and after it was all dried, I added a few dabs of glitter glue and carefully spread it for a magical glittery effect.
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This coloring page is part of a blog hop with my “Coloring Tribe“! Once a month we will each bring you a FREE detailed coloring page on a different topics. Join our Facebook group here to share your awesome colored pages!
If you loved this coloring page, you will also love these free coloring pages from my friends:
- “Fairies Painting Spring” coloring page by Hattifant
- “Fairy” coloring page by Easy Peasy and Fun
- “Fairy Wings” coloring page by Moms and Crafters
- “Fairy” coloring page by Trail of Colors