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Free Printables; Grown-Up Colouring Pages

coloring in book free pages low poly trio

You know you want free colouring in pages.  So hip, so arty, so damn procrastinnovative (a word I just innovented). Trendy as hell right now, grown-up colouring books are everyone’s new favourite way of not freaking the shit out. According to The New York Times, Buzzfeed and the like, a good hard doodle is the only way to dodge-anxiety for fall 2015. I can attest. My sister bought me a mindfulness colouring book for my birthday (it rocks) which I keep next to my computer; the monitor hasn’t been smacked since.

So, yeah. I made you some. Using Unsplash’s awesome archive of free pics, Snorpey’s image Triangulator and a reserve of Photoshop patience I didn’t know I contained, I created these low-poly pages for your printing and colouring pleasure. Here are the three originals, from the mighty Unsplash;

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The Foldin’ Days; 10 Papercraft DIYs That Are Way Better Than The Crap You Made As A Kid.

The Foldin' Days

paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers In my day, a plastic scissors and a piece of paper was a month spent off the streets. Sure, it kills me that spoilt little snots have way better toys than I did (the closest I came to a computer before the age of 15 was a plastic cash register that never asked for weird pictures of me), but way really cuts me up is that the internet has made the toys of yore way better.
I had, for example, all the necessary supplies to make all of the super cool crafts below, but  I didn’t have the imagination or access to those who did. Sure, I’m probably better off for not having had access to grown ups who make kids’ treats, but now that I’m an adult, I’m the one who’s going to be taking advantage. I made this subject matter way darker than it needed to be. Sorry. Just enjoy these super-wacky-crazy papercraft tutorials and pretend like I’m normal.

Custom made paper people.
Papercraft fiverr diy gift ideas funny clever geeky stylish tutorialThis isn’t a freebie but for a measly $5 you can have a ready-to-assemble paper-person of yourself. Aaah, Fiverr. You know what this means, right? make paper-persons out of all those people you have arguements in your head with and live out all the awesome comebacks that never were. Or give one as a gift to someone you love. That would be nice too.
Visit the imaginatively named Dani7770’s Fiverr gig to get yours for €4.

Paper letter animals.
Papercraft  diy gift ideas funny clever geeky stylish tutorial zebra papercraft All those days spent learning the alphabet and never once did I think to make a zebra Z. This changes now. Follow the link for a whole alphabet of letters (including a ninja N that I’m thinking of whipping up). Just print off the templates and get folding.
Visit Digit Prop for this and loads more super cool papercraft tutorials.

DIY Paper Taxidermy
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment The clever folks over at Paper Wolf have come up with a way to save on animals and postage; self-assembly papercraft animal heads. You buy the pre-cut cardboard pieces and put it together yourself, basking in the glow of your cleverness. There are many other paper beasts on sale…including a unicorn.
Visit Paper Wolfs Shop, paper heads come in at around €42.

Paper Skull with articulated jaw.
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull Paper skull….With. Articulated. Jaw…Need I say more?
Get the free tutorial at Skull A Day.

Paper pinwheels.
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels I possibly did make paper pinwheels but I never made pretty displays out of them like this. My dream is to have a wall of Shady and the Lamp‘s Tweed Pinwheels, until then I might just think about considering maybe making these. Maybe.
Get the tutorial for paper pinwheels from Petit PouLou

Paper geoball bowls
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl If I had bowls like this all over the apartment, it would be pristine. Basically, it’s these little bowls’ fault that I can never find my keys.
Get your life together with the (Finnish) tutorial from Tuulahdus

Paper craft alphabet wall art
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl Another example of how terribly unstylish my alphabet-learning days were. If only my stupid teachers had Pinterest.
Get the tutorial for the awesomest alphabet from Weekday Carnival

Working paper camera
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera Okay, so you need a few other components, but this is a functioning film camera made from paper. Practical? No. But such a cool idea for weddings.
Get the tutorial for the paper camera from Wonder How To’s inspiring Paper Craft section.

Papercraft flowers.
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers Who needs s man who brings fresh flowers every Saturday morning with the papers and a croissant when you can make your…paper flowers? These are all kinds of gorgeous though and when Spring hits and the Winter blues lift, spending an hour making flowers for yourself will feel like a much more positive endeavour.
Get the tutorial from 100 Layer Cake.

Political paper pigs.
paper craft taxidermy cool hip stylish trendy interiors ideas apartment skull pinwheels bowl tpography camera flowers These aren’t just cute little paper pigs. No, no, that would be childish. These are political paper pigs. You can dowload the template for free but the politico who created these is hoping for a donation to his cause. I didn’t really pick up on what the cause is, I was too busy looking at the cutesy-wootsy piggies.
Get the tutorial from Toxic Paper Factory.

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Living

Free Printable Art; The Fashion Alphabet

Free Printable Art

Don’t know your Alexander from your Zac? For shame. Being able to spot a designer look from a 50 paces is going to get a whole load easier thanks to the fashion alphabet art prints I’ve designed for your printing pleasure. Featuring each designer’s signature print, start learning your ABC’s now and you’ll be a devil in Primark in no time. Admittedly I’ve only got to C but E, F and G are coming soon so stay tuned. I’m anticipating some head-scratchers to come but really I’m quite confident with my alphabet skills. Up until elemenopee anyway, I always start singing Twinkle, Twinkle from there.  To print, simply click on the image below and right-click to save to your desktop. Your local printers should bang them out for you for mere quids.

FASHION ALPHABET a is for alexander printable free art
Fashion alphabet b is for burbs free printable art
CisforChanel Fashion Alphabet