We're here with another behind-the-scenes look at our design process, detailing how we created our Flamenco print. Keep reading to learn more about how this pattern was made, or click to jump to our free printable Flamenco Coloring Pages.
Vibrant music serenades the elephant and the flamingo as they dance together in the garden. Spain and Jaipur meet to form this whimsical illustration of vining flora and decorative fauna.
Like most of our other patterns, Flamenco started as a gouache painting. But unlike most of our other prints, this design was initially intended for a set of cotton journals! We'd played around with printing onto cotton with cyanotype-inspired botanical designs, and were considering trying some more illustrative ideas for a new collection of stationery.
The motifs were further reworked digitally, and we moved on to the recoloring process. We tried countless color options before landing on our Pale Blue and Fuchsia colorways. Then we passed along printouts and Pantone color swatches to our vendors in Jaipur, India. The talented artisans we work with translated the artwork into beautiful hand-screen printed fabric swatches, and after a few more rounds of color tweaks (a relatively quick process, since Amy and Christiane were in India to work with our factory directly), our Flameco design was finalized.
Flamenco Coloring Pages
We're big proponents of finding ways to add mindfulness practices into your daily routine (you can learn more about the benefits of gratitude and mindfulness journaling on our blog). While we love writing and meditation as outlets, as creatives we also love finding artistically stimulating ways to let go and embrace the present. That's why we thought it would be fun to offer our most popular prints as free printable coloring pages!
The adult coloring trend has been on the rise over the past couple years, for good reason - coloring gives people the space to relax and relieve anxiety. Art therapists and psychology researchers have been talking about the mental benefits of coloring for decades, but more recently we've started to see an increase in coloring books and materials made for people of all ages. Designs are more intricate and refined, and materials like markers and colored pencils allow more sophisticated technique and colors than the crayons aimed at kids.
Let's get coloring! Below you'll find three printable options for our Flamenco print:
We’d love to see how you color our Flamenco design! Be sure to share yours on Instagram and tag us @printfresh - not only will we be reposting some of our favorites, we'll also pick a winner who will receive one set of Flamenco pajamas of their choosing.