Butterflies have always been fascinating to me. How they look, the wing designs that scare away predators or camouflage them, their life cycle… Growing up, I loved going to those butterfly exhibits where they had gardens full of butterflies. Walking into a butterfly garden with butterflies fluttering by all around is such a magical experience. For this month’s butterfly coloring page for adults, I really wanted to capture that magic.
Fun fact…did you know that they used to call butterflies “flutterbys”? It makes sense, doesn’t it?! They flutter right by you. Somewhere along the line, someone decided “butterfly” was easier to say. Random facts like this always fascinate me, and I loved hearing this one of the times we visited a butterfly exhibit.
“Butterfly Garden” Butterfly Coloring Page for Adults
For my butterfly coloring page, I chose some flowers that attract butterflies and are typically part of a butterfly garden, such as Echinacea or a Black-Eyed Susan (depending on how you color it), Salvia, and some other basic flowers.
You will find a variety of different butterflies, some with crazy patterns and others closer to real-life butterflies. I love this one hiding behind a flower.
Check out the details on the main butterfly!
To color this page, I used:
Yep! That’s all! Just markers.
If you follow along with my website much, especially my coloring pages, you know I love to experiment and use mixed media. Lately I have been working to grow my collection of Copic markers because I absolutely love how they lay on the paper and how they are blendable. I used a variety of their classic colors, brights, pastels, and skin tone colors for everything, even the sky. The color is so smooth and really pops.
Since these markers are blendable, I did mix layers of some…light colors on the bottom and darker on the top so the marker tips don’t become dirtied. I also used these to shade.
Download Your Free Butterfly Garden Butterfly Coloring Page
Have you seen my printable 3D fairies? Watch this coming week for my new printable butterfly collection and DIY ideas! I would have had it for the release of this page, but my printer did not want to cooperate with my cardstock paper (any recommendations for a really great printer?).
Do you love butterflies? What type is your favorite?
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