Original, unique bookmark illustrations by Susan Carlson / Ruby Charm Colors (not clipart)
300 dpi vector images
8.5 x 11 format (letter size) / portrait
Can be printed on larger or smaller paper (depending on your printer's capabilities)
Can be printed on plain paper, most card stock paper, and some watercolor paper
Watermark will not appear on the PDFs you purchase
***** 4 ILLUSTRATIONS on PDF page can be trimmed into 4 bookmarks, or trimmed and folded to make two back-to-back bookmarks *****
This PDF page of bookmark designs includes a mouse, an opossum, a dog looking up at a bird, and a rabbit. They are fairly detailed, so sharp pencils and fine markers work well in addition to your other coloring materials. You can trim the bookmarks so that you have 4 separate bookmarks, or, you can cut, fold and tape or glue them so you end up with two back-to-back bookmarks. Punch a hole at the top, add a ribbon, and you have a cute, handmade gift for someone special (or use in your current favorite book).
Please visit www. rubycharmcolors.com (DIY Ruby Charm Colors Bookmarks) to see a how-to blog post with a few tips and colored examples of bookmarks.
Upon purchase, check your email for a confirmation from Etsy. You’ll be able to instantly download this individual coloring page as watermark-free, 8.5x11 (letter-sized) PDF, and then print on the paper of your choice with your home printer. Because this is vector art, it can be enlarged if your printer is able to handle larger sheets of paper. Your files will always be accessible from your receipt in the "purchases" section of your account.
** You will receive 1 PDF file consisting of a page of 4 (or 2) bookmark designs. Check your printer settings to make sure the guidelines fit the page and print.
This coloring page illustration was sketched in pencil and then pulled into the ProCreate app on my iPad Pro. I used an Apple pencil to add more details, move the elements around until I got them just right, and then created final clean line designs for both print and digital reproduction. Each one of my illustrations take anywhere from 8 to 12 hours to complete … sometimes even longer, and every one is a labor of love.
That said, I have to mention some IMPORTANT LEGALESE ….. Please respect the time and effort that went into creating my illustrations (all of my art is copyrighted) and do not share or sell the PDF file and do not sell printed copies, or use the image commercially. This coloring page is for your personal enjoyment. Selling any and all items using this image is prohibited. You are not permitted to send the files to other people or sell/trade/give them away. Please do not post this image online without your coloring.
If you want to share your colored creation online, PLEASE DO! But please credit #RubyCharmColors (aka Susan Carlson) as the artist of the original illustration in addition to yourself as the colorist. As the artist, I retain all copyright protections, rights, and privileges. Thank you for understanding and for supporting an independent artist! You can reach me here if you have questions: rubycharm [!at] hotmail.com
PRINTING & COLORING TIPS:
You can use an inkjet printer (that’s what I have) or a laser printer (which is ideal if you'll be using paint or markers). When you open the PDF, select the highest quality print your printer allows. In your print settings, you might also to able to expand the image to fill more of the page (depending on your printer’s capabilities). Because I create vector files, you should be able to increase/decrease the size of each image with no loss of line quality. The same goes for the added bonus grey-line versions.
I sometimes use watercolor pencils to lay down my base colors and have yet to have problems smudging the ink from my Epson inkjet … but you may want to experiment. I also print my images on card stock (though plain paper is fine, too) as I like the thickness and it is less likely to warp or bleed through. Once my water-colored areas are dry (it doesn’t usually take too long) I go back over those colors with a variety of colored pencils in light layers to add detail and depth. You can print several copies of this illustration (white paper is great, but colored paper is a lot of fun, too) and experiment with different papers, color palettes and techniques.
I (or one of my coloring team members) tests each one of my designs they go out into the world. You can see my coloring process and samples of my work on my Instagram account (@RubyCharmColors) and on my Wordpress site (www.rubycharmcolors.com) when I also feature tips, other artists, art supplies and additional RubyCharmColors products, so give me a follow!
A FEW MORE NOTES:
No printed material will be physically shipped to you—this is a digital file that you download from your computer and print at home as soon as your order is confirmed through Etsy.
The “Ruby Charm” watermark will not appear in your PDF, however my copyright appears at the bottom of the illustration(s) to help protect my work.
Etsy will send you an email with a link to the downloadable file(s). You can also access your digital purchases by going to Your Account > Purchases.
As a buyer it is your responsibility to know how to download a PDF, open it, and use your printer settings to print these illustrations.
Refunds can not be offered on digital downloads unless you have not downloaded the item prior to your refund request.
Follow me on Instagram @rubycharmcolors and tag me if you post your colored work—I would really love to see it!
Thank you, and happy coloring! :)