The geometric patterns of nature always inspire me. Here are two geometric coloring pages inspired by the dazzling stepped crystals of a very special natural element - Bismuth.
I hope you find a sense of peace and order in these labyrinths of growing squares.
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(I do this because the print quality files are much too heavy to display on a webpage.)
In order to get a shiny, metallic look to your drawing, here are some things for you to try:
This heavy metal has been known since ancient times, and it has a variety of uses. Different Bismuth compounds are used as pigments, in cosmetics, as semiconductors, and in medicine.
The beautiful stepped crystals form because the edges of the material are more active than than the middle.
These gorgeous creations are usually grown in a lab, although, of course, they do occur in nature.
The brilliant rainbow colors are the result of the oxidized layer that naturally coats the metal when it is exposed to the air.
It's much less toxic than other heavy metals, and it has a very very low radioactivity, so low that it's considered stable - it's half life is more than a billion times the age of the universe! - so, no worries there.
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