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Art Mural Design Posters to Color

Updated on March 11, 2015
How to make art murals from coloring pages or projected drawings.
How to make art murals from coloring pages or projected drawings. | Source

Art Posters Adult Coloring Designs

One of the most interesting (and challenging) adult colorist topics I've explored is coloring in mural art posters made from multiple sheets bound into books with perforated pages, or assembled in a collection.

These unique adult coloring pages are complex poster sheet murals and sometimes called "Build a Window" or "Window View" coloring pages because they can be arranged in a grouping that resembles window panes to create four unique pictures or together form a large mural block. Teens looking to create a multiple panel posters love them.

Coloring for teens and adults, as a hobby or art therapy, offers many unique opportunities for artistic expression, relaxation therapy, and frugal decorating. Mural poster coloring sets and block poster adult coloring sheets provide many hours of creative enjoyment that result in a work of art for your office or home.

Printable adult coloring page illustrations shown on this page are my original art.

Build a Poster Mural Art Coloring Kit

Build a Poster Coloring Book--Knights & Dragons (Dover Build A Poster Coloring Book)
Build a Poster Coloring Book--Knights & Dragons (Dover Build A Poster Coloring Book)

This kit is made of 24 scenes that may be colored individually and removed from the book to assemble into two different panoramic poster murals that measure approximately 32 by 32 inches.

Pages perforated for easy removal. Set includes complete instructions for assembling your masterpiece mural design. This book is one in a series of build a poster and build a window design books published by Dover.

 

Lighthouse Coloring Posters - Create Your Own Seaside Artwork

Maine lighthouse coloring page poster
Maine lighthouse coloring page poster
Long Island lighthouse coloring page poster
Long Island lighthouse coloring page poster

Paint a Seascape from a Ready Made Sketch

I drew this lighthouse coloring page from a photograph I took on a trip along the Maine coastline. You can print out a full size printable Maine coloring poster at my website and have it enlarged to mural size at a copy shop, or project the image onto a wall or large canvas and use it to create a large scale poster or mural.

Come with me on a creative arts quest to find uniquely challenging adult coloring murals and multiple poster art projects you can create.

We'll take a look at two free programs you can use to convert any digital image into a set of printable tiled posters: Rasterbator and Blockposters.

We'll also use an ages-old drawing enlargement technique, using projected images to blow up a small picture into a big mural or large coloring poster.

Theatrical scene painters, artists and sign painters use this method to create masterworks in large scale from small sketches or original drawings.

Art Projectors - Create Your Own Murals and Posters - Enlarge and Trace Any Picture

I've had an artist projector longer than I've owned a computer or scanner. My first mural and sign projects were hand sketched then I created artwork and projected it on a signboard, canvas or wall to sketch in before painting.

Easy Projection Mural Art Projects - Make a Mural with the Family

Projection Art for Kids: Murals & Painting Projects for Kids of All Ages
Projection Art for Kids: Murals & Painting Projects for Kids of All Ages

Includes projects to stencil including ideas for nurseries, daycare centers, and children's rooms from toddler to teen. Plenty of color photos and illustrations.

... create eye-catching murals using basic projection art techniques you'll learn in Projection Art for Kids . The author takes you through the process of using a projector, tracing, painting techniques, and the use of paint pens. Don't let the title fool you - it's a book for adults and teens!

 

How to Make Murals and Posters Using a Transparency Projector - How to Make Really Big Coloring Projects

If you can create a transparency from a coloring page, you can use a simple overhead projector like the ones you may remember from school to enlarge your art and project it onto a big poster sheet, canvas or wall to create a mural or art poster of any size.

Overhead or art projectors are handy for enlarging sketches to make big signs, stage backdrops and hand painted banners.

I've had an artist projector longer than I've owned a computer or scanner. My first mural and sign projects were hand sketched then I created artwork and projected it on a signboard, canvas or wall to sketch in before painting.

Tiffany Stained Glass Coloring Mural Art Set - Four Tiffany Design Adult Coloring Posters

Create Your Own Tiffany Windows Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)
Create Your Own Tiffany Windows Stained Glass Coloring Book (Dover Stained Glass Coloring Book)

This gorgeous Tiffany stained glass adult coloring project contains 4 individual posters to color in and arrange together to create a large mural poster.

Mount the 4 finished Tiffany coloring poster panels in a square formation to create a beautiful window pane art assemblage.

 

Mural Art Poster Coloring Pages for Adults

The Whole is a Sum of the Parts

Mural art posters can be mounted on glass in actual windows or on mirrors to create a stained glass effect in your home. This grouping technique is often used by artists and photographers who create a related set of fine art prints, photographs or paintings mounted or framed separately from several smaller works. Individually and together the panels make a work of art.

The panels of your colored in poster murals can also be framed individually and mounted in a group, or you can connect all the sheets of a coloring mural on the wall and view them as one large united poster or mural. Coloring murals and poster sets for adults can be worked on as a group, or you can tackle the sheets all by yourself, one at a time.

Create a Mural from Abstract Designs

Abstract Adventure III: A Kaleidoscopia Coloring Book
Abstract Adventure III: A Kaleidoscopia Coloring Book

Just one in a series of wonderfully imaginative adult abstract coloring books, the pages from this book can be colored in, framed and mounted in a series to produce gorgeous mural art.

 

Printable Butterfly Coloring Design Poster - Combine multiple copies to make your own mural design

Adult coloring design: butterfly poster
Adult coloring design: butterfly poster | Source

Make a mural from many pictures

School Smart 40 lb Butcher Paper Roll - 18 inches x 1000 feet - White
School Smart 40 lb Butcher Paper Roll - 18 inches x 1000 feet - White

Create a multl-artist mural from individual pictures or let everyone at your party or team-building event contribute to a group work or art with extra long paper you attach to a wall.

 

Mural Art - Design Your Own Block Posters - Tiled or Multiple Sheet Printing vs. RIP'd Wide Format Printing

I have a printer that uses special software to enlarge any bitmap graphic into a much larger printable image. The better the original image quality, the nicer the final image. That's basically what's called Raster Image Processing (RIP, for short), and it's how image enlarging programs works. After a program RIPs your digital file, it breaks the image into a series of rectangles that become the individual PDF images you can print out to make your panel poster artwork for coloring or mounting.

You can use any image you find online if your block poster or mural will be for your own personal use. If you want to sell mural posters you can find public domain images and free commercial use photos at several sites.

Here are several helpful links to programs you can use to create your own panelized posters to use for adult coloring, mural art or home d├ęcor.

Professional Artist Markers

Prismacolor 3611 Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Chisel Tip, 48-Count
Prismacolor 3611 Premier Double-Ended Art Markers, Fine and Chisel Tip, 48-Count

Create the look of stained glass by coloring on vellum with blendable markers.

 

Create a mural from related pictures

Chinese Lettering Template I Love You
Chinese Lettering Template I Love You | Source
Sample mural made from 3 different drawings
Sample mural made from 3 different drawings

Are you an adult coloring fan or sketch artist? - Are you an adult who enjoys coloring or sketching?

I draw coloring pages, and I also enjoy coloring them in. I've made posters and murals using tiled prints, wide format printers and projected images on walls and canvas.

Do you (secretly or not) enjoy coloring as an adult?

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Ten Big Posters to Color

Stuff2Color Line Art Bundle - 10 Coloring Poster Pack I
Stuff2Color Line Art Bundle - 10 Coloring Poster Pack I

The best from Stuff2Color! Ten big 10x14 inch coloring posters, variety of topics, to create your very own art murals. Printed on bright white, heavy weight art stock paper.

 

Blockposter Mural Poster Maker Tutorial - A kid teaches you how to make a poster from your image

Anyone can create a tiled mural picture or a full color multiple sheet mural using Blockposter, a free online program that creates tiled PDFs from a digital bitmap image. Tiled PDF files are what make up multiple page murals and posters, and are a fun way to create gigantic coloring pictures or full color art displays from a smaller image.

Printable Adult Coloring Pages - Detailed line art to color in, enlarge to make posters or use for crafts

Experiment with making your own poster art by enlarging an adult coloring page to create a fantastic wall mural or poster.

Have You Colored or Painted a Block Poster Mural?

Have you explored coloring adult posters with multiple sheets, or have you perhaps designed your own block poster art?

Have you worked with mural art poster coloring pages yet?

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    • teelover profile image

      teelover 

      4 years ago

      Great lens! Never before have heard about adult coloring ;) Keep doing!

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      shaneknight 

      5 years ago

      really appealing will definitely follow your steps

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      CanvasArtPrint LM 

      6 years ago

      Wow, what a wonderful lens. Keep up the good work.

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      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      @JoshK47: This is one old-school method for creating theatrical scenery or - way back - signs.

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      Lee Hansen 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      @grannysage: My daughter and I made murals by projecting line art onto the walls and painting by hand when she was a teenager. Local artists have been making canvas mural panels colored in by children, then mounting them on city walls.

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      grannysage 

      6 years ago

      I never thought of doing this but it is a great idea. Makes me want to adopt a wall to color. I did a super graphic in my office back in the 70's that flowed up and down the walls and ceilings. Using a stenciled image would have been cool too.

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      Pangionedevelopers 

      6 years ago

      great stuff here

      been looking for this

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      buttonhead lm 

      6 years ago

      Wow! This is a really fun idea. I've always enjoyed coloring, even as an adult. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      JoshK47 

      6 years ago

      How very interesting - never seen the art mural idea for adult coloring. Well done - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      lilymom24 

      6 years ago

      Very interesting. I have done a few (very amateur) murals on my kids bedroom walls but it would probably be a whole lot easier to use a projector. I'll have to keep that in mind if we decide to do something different in their room.

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I just need to try doing this.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      enjoyed reviewing this tonight, just drew an elephant thanks to your inspirational words about drawing.

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      Heather Burns 

      6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Beautiful and neat idea to do coloring art murals!

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      Mahogany LM 

      6 years ago

      Do we have to keep the colors in the lines with these things? I was never good at that :D.

      Great lens!

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      Paul 

      6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Super exposition of Adult Coloring and Mural Art Posters

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