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How To Make Your Own Colouring Pages Using The Bamboo Spark
I am so excited to share all of this with you today! We have, 2 Free Colouring Pages for you which is fabulous to begin with.
THEN we have a little tutorial to help you make your very own colouring pages to share with YOUR blog readers!
Wacom got in touch with me to find out if I would like receive a Bamboo Spark for review and of course I said yes.
I realised that review posts weren’t exactly popular.
That is, unless someone was specifically searching for a particular product review.
So I started developing this post and creating some colouring pages just for you!
How does the Bamboo Spark work?
Short Answer: Magic.
There’s a pressure pad under the paper that records the pen strokes. These strokes are stored in the Folio’s memory and with the touch of a button.
You can transfer them to your tablet or smart phone via Bluetooth.
I encountered a few issues when creating the colouring pages.
The most infuriating of those issues, was that I wasn’t able to reposition myself mid doodle.
I had a couple of false starts. That was, until I decided to use washi tape! #Genius
(just like this kitty)
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Washi tape was perfect to help secure my page to the folio and could move without worrying about drawing over what I had just drawn.
If you can’t draw and are only here for the freebies, don’t worry. I get it!
What I would love to know is, what are you favourite tools for colouring in?
That little pink doohickey is a TGAAL Sharpener. It is the most incredible sharpener EVER. It has 5 different settings, you turn the little dial around and it changes how the pencil is sharpened. You can have a long shave, exposing more of the lead and creating a long pointy end. I don’t know if that setting is more wasteful but I love it!
How to use the Bamboo Spark app:
Tutorial Time for colouring pages!
- Now we know how the Bamboo Spark works, let’s go!
- Grab a sheet of a4 paper and fold it in half.
- Tape it to the Folio!
- Draw a fabulous design and don’t reposition yourself mid draw! You can move, don’t move the folio.
- Hit the button to transfer it to your device.
- Tape screen icon to export image as jpeg.
- Clean up any spaces or over lapping lines.
- Add a disclaimer for your blog.
- Save as a photoshop pdf
- Save as a jpeg too so you can use it for promo images
- Use a free online pdf compressor that makes the file a little smaller.
- Add to wordpress or dropbox
- Create some shareable images – I mean little posters to celebrate and showcase your freebie!
- Share the link in a blog post about your freebie!
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Pro’s and Con’s of the Bamboo Spark:
Excellent for note taking.
It’s easy to set up and to use.
Notes are easily recorded and recognises writing quite well.
Can use any a5 paper and is great for doodlers when the paper is secured to the pressure pad.
People may feel limited with the A5 size but it’s my personal favourite.
The pages move.
The pressure sensing isn’t great; you can’t create thick and thin lines. They all get recorded at the same pressure.
I love using the Bamboo Spark but I would prefer the pen to be a little lighter. It’s heavy enough that it affects my handwriting and drawing skills.
When Wacom figure out how to make the magical pen lighter, I would use it for all my lettering and doodling needs!
I own a few colouring books, I haven’t completed one yet. I keep wanting to buy more!
Are you an addict or is it me?
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