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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 17 2016
$2,639
pledged of $3,500pledged of $3,500 goal
73
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 17 2016

About

Why a Coloring Book?

As a child, I loved coloring books. Coloring probably played a large part in my chosen profession, and as a professional artist I actually love creating coloring pages. In the past I've provided coloring pages for collaborative coloring books, but I thought it was time to offer a coloring book of my own.  I've gotten a lot of requests for coloring books over the years, and with the recent upswing in demand for adult coloring books it seemed like there was no time like the present!

What's in the Book?

The coloring book contains two copies of each page, and each coloring page is single-sided, so there is nothing printed on the back. There are 13 fairy images and 13 mermaid images, for a total of 52 pages to color!

The pages vary in difficulty, so you have plenty of choices whether you want to color for a few minutes or a few hours.

The images chosen for the book were my favorites from my recently released Fairies and Mermaids art book, plus some never-before-seen coloring pages specially made for this book. The Fairies and Mermaids art book is 90 pages of full-color, full-page art, and I'm offering some bundles in this Kickstarter that include a signed copy of the coloring book AND a signed copy of the art book!

What About the Quality?

The coloring books are actually printed to be the same size and on the same paper as my art books. The pages are uncoated matte paper, so pencils and crayons will adhere to the paper well.

All pledges $10 and up include the .PDF so you can print the pages on any laser or inkjet printer, and on the paper of your choice.

The covers of the books are sturdy, thick, and gloss-coated so they are durable and will last.

The books are also perfect-bound, like most professionally-printed paperback books.

What About Add-Ons and Special Perks?

I've added a few special packages, as well as a variety of add-ons, and special backers-only perks!

 Add-On Prints

Stretch Goals?

$4500 LOCKED: Set of 3 unique coloring postcards, 4"x6" in size, and printed on 140lb. watercolor paper!

$6,000 LOCKED: 2 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 28 unique pages and 56 coloring pages total!

$8,000 LOCKED: 4 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 32 unique pages and 64 coloring pages total!

$10,000 LOCKED: 6 more unique coloring pages added to the coloring book! Total of 38 unique pages and 76 coloring pages total!

Budget Breakdown

The largest chunk of the budget will be spent on printing costs and shipping the books to us and then to you. Packing materials like boxes and bubble wrap make up about 10% of the budget, 10% is allotted for Kickstarter and processing fees, and the remainder is for incidentals like printer ink, unanticipated costs, pens, coffee, and a tray of sandwiches for my helpers!

Risks and challenges

Having now self-published two art books and countless journal designs, I'm very familiar with book publishing, packing and shipping the books, designing them, and so on, and am confident that I can design, print, and deliver these books without issue.

In 2013 we added a workshop onto our house and we have an entire two-car garage filled with tables at our disposal. Over the years we've added thermal printers, digital scales, and other warehouse equipment to expedite the shipping process. We've now shipped hundreds (thousands?) of packages all around the world and are very experienced with shipping and the challenges it presents. It's our full-time jobs!

I aim to be 100% transparent about my projects, and always keep my backers updated if something goes wrong, but I have done everything in my power to schedule this project with a generous lead-time and prepare my workspace so that we are completely ready to ship as soon as the books arrive.

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    ~EARLY BIRD .PDF ONLY~

    A printable .pdf of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book and a mention in my "thank you" video!

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    ~EARLY BIRD .PDF and Coloring Book~

    A printable .PDF of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book, plus a physical signed copy of the coloring book!

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    ~Coloring Book and a Print~

    A printable .pdf copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book for unlimited coloring fun, a physical signed copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book, and an 8"x10" print of your choice, plus a mention in my "thank you" video!

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    ~Coloring Book, a Print, and an Art Book~

    A printable .pdf of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book for unlimited coloring fun, a signed copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book, a signed copy of the Fairies and Mermaids art book, a small grab bag of bookmarks and postcards, and a mention in my "thank you" video!

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    ~Coloring Book and a Raven~

    You will receive the printable .PDF coloring book for unlimited coloring fun, a signed copy of the coloring book, and an original "Storm Raven" coloring book-inspired painting! "Storm Ravens" are 5.5"x8.5" and painted in watercolors on paper. Offered in celebration of Poe's birthday. Also includes a mention in the "thank you" video!

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    ~The Fairy~

    A printable .pdf copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book for unlimited coloring fun, a signed copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book, a signed SPECIAL EDITION copy of the Fairies and Mermaids art book with an 8.5"x11" sketch of a fairy, a small grab bag of bookmarks and postcards, and a mention in my "thank you" video! Includes shipping in the US.

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    ~The Mermaid~

    A printable .pdf copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book for unlimited coloring fun, a signed copy of the Fairies and Mermaids coloring book, a signed SPECIAL EDITION copy of the Fairies and Mermaids art book with an 8.5"x11" sketch of a mermaid, a small grab bag of bookmarks and postcards, and a mention in my "thank you" video! Includes shipping in the US.

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    ~"Away With the Fae" Original~
    You will receive the original 6x8 painting "Away With the Fae" which is NOT in either book! It will arrive framed as pictured and ready to hang up. This also comes with a .pdf of the coloring book, a signed copy of the coloring book, a signed copy of the art book, the postcard and bookmark grab bag, and a mention in my "thank you" video!

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    ~"Sea Song" Original~

    You will receive the original 8x10 painting "Sea Song" which is NOT in either book! It will arrive framed as pictured and ready to hang up. This also comes with a .pdf of the coloring book, a signed copy of the coloring book, a signed copy of the art book, the postcard and bookmark grab bag, and a mention in my "thank you" video!

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