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5 Glitter DIY ideas without the mess using paint pens
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5 Glitter DIY ideas without the mess using paint pens

Have you purchased a set of Glitter paint pens yet? They are the prettiest shades that sparkle and glisten with glitter. You can even blend them with other paint pen shades to give you even more colours to explore!
7 Fun projects to do with Metallic Shimmer Paint Pens
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7 Fun projects to do with Metallic Shimmer Paint Pens

We show you 7 different projects to DIY with metallic paint pens. Life of Colour metallics are highly pigmented water-based art pens filled with shimmering, shining metallic acrylic paint, for use on any surface. Incredible on dark or black surfaces! See how the colours shine like jewels and get started on your next project!
5 creative DIY projects using Life of Colour Fabric Pens
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5 creative DIY projects using Life of Colour Fabric Pens

5 fun ways to use your brand new Life of Colour fabric markers. We show you some ideas to make fantastic projects for all ages! Grab your fabric pens and some stencils if you need a handy helper and get creative!
5 Watercolour artists to learn from on Instagram
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5 Watercolour artists to learn from on Instagram

There are countless fantastic artists all over the web, but we can't not mention the ones that are close to our hearts because we know their styles, who they are and the way they paint the world with colour!
Life of Colour takes you on a journey Around the World
Around the World

Life of Colour takes you on a journey Around the World

So with most of us staying at home we thought that sharing our art and learning about different locations, countries and cultures would be a fun, mindful activity for us all to take part in!
Hometown flair in the Nambucca Valley
Around the World

Hometown flair in the Nambucca Valley

Stacey Montford here, you know me for my rock painting, now I want to take yo...
Visit Uruguay through the art of Torres-Garcia
Around the World

Visit Uruguay through the art of Torres-Garcia

Joaquín Torres García was a Uruguayan painter, sculptor, muralist, novelist, writer, teacher and theorist born in Montevideo in 1874. His art career that spans over 500 lectures, 150 books and countless artwork in different mediums started in 1981 when he emigrated to Catalunya, Spain (homeland of his father). He studied in Barcelona and among other highlights of his career in Europe, he collaborated with Gaudí in the stained glass windows for Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Travel sketching and journaling from home
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Travel sketching and journaling from home

Learn how to make your own travel journal from the comfort of your home using the technique called “Travel Sketching” or “Urban Sketching”. This technique consists on creating art on location inspired by scenes witnessed by the artist while they are visiting some place, being it on vacation or in the town where they live.
Let's travel to Kakadu National Park in Australia's Outback
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Let's travel to Kakadu National Park in Australia's Outback

Australia has some of the most unique places to visit in the world and I have always said that before travelling overseas that I would love to see all of the major sites right here in Australia first! 
Journey through Mexico's folk art: Drawing an Alebrije
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Journey through Mexico's folk art: Drawing an Alebrije

Learn a bit more about the Alebrijes, a form of Mexican folk art that started in the dreams of Pedro Linares. These magical colourful, patterned creatures were originally made with cardboard and papier-mâché but now span all mediums!
A trip to South Africa and Ndebele Art
Around the World

A trip to South Africa and Ndebele Art

As part of Life of Colour’s Around the World theme, I want introduce you to a very special and unique art from the Ndebele people of South Africa. Ndebele art is characterized by the colourful geometric patters and shapes painted free hand by the women of the tribe
How to paint "Planets of the Solar System" Rocks
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How to paint "Planets of the Solar System" Rocks

Paint a wonderful set of planets using your Life of Colour paint pens!
Paint your own set of Moon Phases rocks
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Paint your own set of Moon Phases rocks

Join us on a space odyssey as we set off for the moon! Gather 8 rocks of the same size and make a beautiful rock phases set using just two colours from your Classic Life of Colour paint pens set!
Life of Colour watercolour brush pen basics
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Life of Colour watercolour brush pen basics

Watercolour brush pens techniques you'll love, beginner friendly, easy to do for all ages!
10 Art activities to do with kids
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10 Art activities to do with kids

Life of Colour paint pens are suitable for all ages, from toddlers to adults!...
Colourful gift rock with your paint pens and watercolours
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Colourful gift rock with your paint pens and watercolours

Learn to make a wonderful gift rock for your family and friends, a handmade way of saying I love you!
How to make a Bookmark with Watercolour Brush Pens
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How to make a Bookmark with Watercolour Brush Pens

We are so lucky to have a guest post from the amazing Selene from Lettering our World from Mexico. Watch and learn as Selene shows you step by step how to make a beautiful and bright watercolour bookmark.
Relaxing and mindful watercolour art on sheet music
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Relaxing and mindful watercolour art on sheet music

We were so inspired by our Life of Colour art group member Clare Parker’s use of Life of Colour watercolour brush pens and her mindfulness art painted upon sheets of music that we wanted to share it with the world!

Clare's pieces are full of emotion and are a source of inspiration for us because they encourage mindfulness and flowing with art as a way of relaxing!

Autumn Maple leaf rock painting step by step
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Autumn Maple leaf rock painting step by step

Those Autumn feels have come around quite late in the season this year, the cold wind lapping around your face and the crunching sound of fallen leaves underfoot as you take a brisk morning walk. 

Revamping a clock with Life of Colour
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Revamping a clock with Life of Colour

Give a makeover to an outdated clock using your watercolour pens and your paint pens! Easy clock revamp just changing the face of the clock

Paint vibrant Mexican Folk Art on any surface
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Paint vibrant Mexican Folk Art on any surface

Travel restrictions may still be in place but that doesn’t mean you can’t take Mum anywhere in the world in the form of art! Life Of Colour wants to help you take a trip to Mexico with a cool Folk art designed bread box.
5 creative upcycle ideas for your home
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5 creative upcycle ideas for your home

If lockdown has started off some serious home redecoration, no need to go out and buy all new items to match your new look, simply upcycle the ones you have! Save the planet, get creative and get a fresh new look.  

Make a pen roll to store your Life of Colour paint pens
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Make a pen roll to store your Life of Colour paint pens

You guys asked for it and we are more than happy to be able to help oblige with a step by step tutorial on making a pen roll to store your Life of Colour paint pens.
Freshen up a wooden picture frame to suit your decor
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Freshen up a wooden picture frame to suit your decor

Frames can be easily adjusted to any design or look. I have a wall of frames in my bedroom and every so often when I redecorate I also have to redo my frames to suit the decor of the rest of the room.
Colourful art ideas to make your old phone case shine
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Colourful art ideas to make your old phone case shine

In this short blog we'll cover the basics for making art on your cellphone case! Grab your Life of Colour paint pens and make your old and weathered case shine again
Make a watercolour rose bouquet Mother’s Day Card
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Make a watercolour rose bouquet Mother’s Day Card

Card making is a fun activity for everyone and is a great way to utilise your Life of Colour creativity.
How to make Anzac Day memorable in lockdown
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How to make Anzac Day memorable in lockdown

Anzac Day this year will be celebrated quite differently from many years in the past. The Australian War Memorial will go ahead with a private televised Anzac Day service on the 25th of April 2020. The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place.
Wrap it up with Life of Colour Watercolour brush pens this Mother’s Day
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Wrap it up with Life of Colour Watercolour brush pens this Mother’s Day

Showing our mothers how much we love them is easy this year with the ease of using our Life of Colour watercolour brush pens in combination with our stencils to create some beautiful wrapping paper.
5 Fun Uplifting projects to try at home using Paint pens
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5 Fun Uplifting projects to try at home using Paint pens

In this blog are 5 unique ideas to uplift objects you can find around home, plus each painted design is super achievable! These projects all use paint pens, so if you don’t have any, grab some from Life of Colour and come back to try these designs!

How to make a magical fairy rock garden with Life of Colour paint pens
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How to make a magical fairy rock garden with Life of Colour paint pens

In this tutorial we'll show you how to create beautiful Fairy Garden elements using rocks and Life of Colour paint pens
Gorgeous whale art with black and white accents
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Gorgeous whale art with black and white accents

This gorgeous pink, purple and orange whale may seem difficult, but by following the video, we promise it’ll look amazing! Try making this colourful whale using Life of Colour paint pens, following the short 1-minute tutorial video and reading some tips and inspiration below, we hope you give it a try!

Mermaid Art using all the colours of the rainbow!
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Mermaid Art using all the colours of the rainbow!

Today's idea is brought to you by a 🌈 rainbow mermaid 🧜‍♀️. No matter if you are a watercolour brush pen beginner or newbie, or you have been using them for a long time... This easy tutorial will be the perfect relaxing activity for your weekend!
Colourful geometric landscapes on mini canvas bags
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Colourful geometric landscapes on mini canvas bags

Follow this quick tutorial below with step by step instructions, some tips and inspiration for you! Each of the five bags has a unique colourful landscape theme on the front, allowing you to play around with colour choices and creativity!
Dinosaur nest Jurassic egg hunt
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Dinosaur nest Jurassic egg hunt

If you have a kid that's obsessed with dinosaurs and all things Jurassic World, then follow along this very fun tutorial to make the a Jurassic egg hunt at home with a fun prehistoric twist!
Realistic Water Effects using Life Of Colour paint pens
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Realistic Water Effects using Life Of Colour paint pens

In the world of art there is just so much to learn and rock painting is no different. Artistic style and technique is a huge part of getting to know what you are capable of, Life Of Colour wants to help you to explore various ways that you can utilise our paint pens whilst rock painting.
Fluro Competition Gallery
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Fluro Competition Gallery

Thank you to all the amazing artists for their wonderful entries to our first...
Easter ideas to make with your paint pens
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Easter ideas to make with your paint pens

Amazing Easter ideas by our beloved Life of Colour Art Group members!
TV and comic Superhero rocks
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TV and comic Superhero rocks

Comic-con anyone? Whether you’re a Muggle, a Marshmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian or someone who doesn’t understand a word we just said we have something of interest for you! 
Easy and fun ideas to get kids into rock painting
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Easy and fun ideas to get kids into rock painting

With all of the awesome pieces of art being created in the world of kindness rocks there’s no reason why younger artists should be left out. Everyone loves finding a fantastic looking rock just the same as everyone loves creating a small piece of beauty to behold.
Paint this Easter Tic Tac Toe on rocks
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Paint this Easter Tic Tac Toe on rocks

Why not create some games using painted rocks- the strategic tic tac toe is a perfect example. All you need to make a game is to find 10 small-sized rocks of similar size and your paint pens!
DIY Memory Game, each player paints it's own tiles!
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DIY Memory Game, each player paints it's own tiles!

Memory games were among my favourite board games growing up because I always remembered all my mum's previous moves and used them to get my own pairs! They really foster your memory - as the name very clearly states - so for this one, I thought, why not foster art and craft too?
8 creative rock painting ideas for all ages!
Rock Painting

8 creative rock painting ideas for all ages!

We want to get everyone in the family involved in rock painting using Life of Colour acrylic paint pens! Our products are the easiest choice when it comes to purchasing rock painting supplies- we provide high quality box sets of paint pens and now we would like to provide you with some inspiration no matter what level of skill that you have! 
Create your first set of story stones using Life of Colour paint pens
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Create your first set of story stones using Life of Colour paint pens

Story stones are sets of painted/pictured stones that are used to tell a stor...
Learn to paint a wombat on a rock with this easy step by step tutorial
Rock Painting

Learn to paint a wombat on a rock with this easy step by step tutorial

Story stones are sets of painted/pictured stones that are used to tell a stor...
Intricate Peacock in 5 easy steps with metallic accents!
Rock Painting

Intricate Peacock in 5 easy steps with metallic accents!

Learn how to paint a peacock on a rock. The peacock is a commonly depicted bird in the world of art. It can be found on flags, canvas masterpieces, decorative garden ornaments, wall batiks and stones!

With its massive beautiful tail feathers and iridescent colours from head to claw, this bird has long been fanciful eye candy to its human observers.

How to join our School Kids Competition - Celebrating Fluro!
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How to join our School Kids Competition - Celebrating Fluro!

Our final entries are here....check them out!!! We have the most exciting ne...
How to create story stones for school kids
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How to create story stones for school kids

What are story stones? The short answer to this question is that story stones...
Benefits of rock painting for children
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Benefits of rock painting for children

Some of the benefits of rock painting for children include teaching the conce...
Rock painting for newbies: the perfect rock painting supply for newbies
Rock Painting

Rock painting for newbies: the perfect rock painting supply for newbies

By now we can almost presume that you have heard about the latest craze of ro...
Easy Rock Painting Ideas for Kids
Rock Painting

Easy Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

With all of the awesome pieces of art being created in the world of kindness ...
Life of Colour Fluro Colour paint pens have arrived!
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Life of Colour Fluro Colour paint pens have arrived!

Hold onto the seat of your paint pen pants because the exciting moment of the...
Step by step Fluro Bubbles that glow in the dark!
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Step by step Fluro Bubbles that glow in the dark!

Some of us remember the days of fluro shirts, dresses, tights, socks and headbands - now we have the paint markers to get back in touch with all that 80’s style! So let out that inner hypercolour t shirt lover to  play and go crazy.
5 Fun DIY Projects you can make with Fluro Paint Pens
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5 Fun DIY Projects you can make with Fluro Paint Pens

5 awesome ideas for you to try with your Fluro Paint Pens. Give them a go and enter our competition to win a Life of Colour hamper for your school or a box of Fluros for yourself. All ages are welcome! Have fun!!! 
Watercolour Balloons Tutorial with Life of Colour Brush Pens
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Watercolour Balloons Tutorial with Life of Colour Brush Pens

Show-off your watercolour skills this valentine’s day following this easy tutorial video of a fabulous vintage Toyota ute of colourful balloons. Using the Watercolour Brush Pens from Life of Colour, this tutorial will help you express all of your many watercolour techniques. You won’t need many materials, and it looks super amazing when done. Maybe you could gift it to your special loved one, or your best gal-entine!!
Simple heart rock tutorial with dot painting for beginners
Rock Painting

Simple heart rock tutorial with dot painting for beginners

Friendship Day is just around the corner and we suggest you spread the love and paint some kindness rocks to drop around your community, or instead of gifting the conventional card why not personalise your sentiments by getting creative and making a “rock card”. 

We will show you how to create a perfectly simple and beautiful heart rock "card" for someone you love. 

Getting Started With Life of Colour Paint Pens
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Getting Started With Life of Colour Paint Pens

If you are new to the world of paint pens and the wave of kindness rocks you may not know where to start. Look no further because our Life of Colour team is here to the rescue with the knowledge to answer all those questions that you may have.

Firstly let’s start at the beginning and take a look at what a paint pen is and why you should choose Life of Colour!

Troubleshooting your Life of Colour Paint Pens
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Troubleshooting your Life of Colour Paint Pens

Trouble shooting, what are we talking about here? There’s always the string of everlasting questions and sometimes we hesitate to ask the how, when’s and why’s in the world of paint pens. No need to hesitate here because we are more than willing to help anyway we can and your feedback and constructive criticism is always valued. Let’s start with some commonly asked questions and answer them now with the best of our knowledge.
Friendship Day Frog Card Printable
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Friendship Day Frog Card Printable

We have a lovely printable pop up card for you to make with the kids. It's such a fun project to paint together and gift to friends and family members! You can download the printable here!
Easy camping themed watercolour card for beginners, step by step video
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Easy camping themed watercolour card for beginners, step by step video

The best way to express your inner watercolour skills is on gift cards! Simple designs like this easy ombre sky with Life of Colours brush pens look fabulous on a blank white card. Once you master the ombre blending, there’s so many colour combinations you can try to create your own set of original gift cards
Nature rock painting ideas using our Earth Colours collection
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Nature rock painting ideas using our Earth Colours collection

Life of Colour's brand new Earth Colours pack includes 12 versatile shades representing the earth and nature.
Australia Day 2020 Giveaway Winner and Earth Colours Launch
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Australia Day 2020 Giveaway Winner and Earth Colours Launch

This Year for Australia Day we held a Giveaway for our art community, where the lucky winner gets 3 boxes of paint pens - our Brand new Earth coloursSpecial colours medium tips and Classic colours fine tips.
How to trace any design to paper and rocks
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How to trace any design to paper and rocks

You have a cool sketch or you downloaded and printed a colouring in sheet... now, what do you do? Read this quick step by step to learn how to do it the easy way!
Get Creative, Christmas Style
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Get Creative, Christmas Style

Christmas time is special for many reasons. At Life of Colour, it is special because you get to be creative and colourful, Christmas style. As always, we encourage you to be creative and have fun. Spend time with family by crafting or making your own Christmas cards, Christmas decorations or Christmas tree decorations and spread your love of crafting by sharing our colourful products with your loved ones. 
How to Paint a Unicorn on a Rock
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How to Paint a Unicorn on a Rock

Just grab your new Life of Colour Paint pens, a rock and a pencil. Draw along and follow the instructions and see what you come up with in the end. Remember it takes practice and many rocks to get as good as Shari, but if this is a new hobby, just remember all you need to do is...begin!
Watercolour Brush Pen Techniques to Try Out
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Watercolour Brush Pen Techniques to Try Out

If you’ve been tempted to test out your watercolour brush pens (we don’t blame you), but haven’t been sure where to start, there’s lots of inspiration around to get that creativity pumping.
A quick-start guide to water brush lettering
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A quick-start guide to water brush lettering

It’s likely you’ve seen this trend rise up lately, especially among home decor and stationary. And the subtle touches and gentle tones of these pieces can be attributed to the little beauties called brush pens
How to use Life of Colour stencils on Rocks
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How to use Life of Colour stencils on Rocks

Recently we asked members of our community to show us what they have been creating with using stencils on rocks and we were totally wowed! When we first created these stencils they were not specifically made for rocks, but in this community they have become a handy accessory for rock painters both young and old. 
Christmas Rocks!!!
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Christmas Rocks!!!

We are having a Christmas Rocks competition right now! So please email your C...
Winner: Flash Giveaway 14 October 2019.
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Winner: Flash Giveaway 14 October 2019.

Thank you to the amazing entries for this super flash giveaway! We will be sending out 1 pack of our classic paint pens medium tip tomorrow!

All you had to do was like, share and tag friends in this post and comment with your wish for Christmas to enter. Easy as that.

Kids Art Exhibition
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Kids Art Exhibition

"Educators tell us that art encourages fine motor skills, neural development, and problem-solving abilities and that it can be used effectively to teach and understand other key subjects such as reading, writing, math, and science. Therapists tell us that art is valuable because it allows children to process their world, to deal with sometimes scary emotions in a safe way, and because it gives them critical sensory input. Artists tell us that art is important for its own sake—as a source of beauty and expression, as well as simply for the process of creating. Kids tell us that art is fun, an activity they enjoy. Parents tell us that art is vital to their families because it keeps everyone engaged and happy and helps with the sometimes difficult transitions of the day." (from the Artful parent if you want to read more why art is beneficial for kids)

Spring in your Shoes
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Spring in your Shoes

Add a little spring in your shoe with Life of Colour Pens. Walk your way through Spring with funky and colourful shoes designed by...yourself! 

Spring Theme "Anything but Rocks" Competition
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Spring Theme "Anything but Rocks" Competition

This week we had a competition on our new Facebook group. Paint on anything in your home...just not a rock, using the theme Spring as an inspiration. 

The winner has just been announced by our resident artist, Laura. Read her message below.

Shimmer fun
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Shimmer fun

This weekend we are celebrating our classics and glitters. Here are some fun ways to use our metallic and glitter paint pens for your art projects.

9 ways to colour your life with Life of Colour paint pens
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9 ways to colour your life with Life of Colour paint pens

Our paint pens can literally colour the world.

Nothing in your house is safe when Life of Colour is about. 

Your kitchen jars, kids book covers, stationary boxes, old clothes and shoes, wooden tables, ceramic mugs, post box, front door signs....it goes on...everything can be coloured!

Here we will show you a few examples of some of the fun stuff we have coloured over the past few weeks. Some of these are from customers who sent us pictures to show off their work. 

Blending with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens
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Blending with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens

Many of you have seen our incredible (and now famous) brand ambassador, lettering artist and master blender Karen all over our Facebook and Instagram. Karen and her lettering and brush pens friends always talk about "blending" and how they love how Life of Colour's Watercolour pens blend. If you are a beginner and have no idea how to blend, or have never used brush pens before, then this tutorial is for you. 

Aussie Rocks Giveaway
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Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Aussie Rocks Final...the countdown has begun!
Use stencils to make a safari greeting card
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Use stencils to make a safari greeting card

Are you one of the people who makes their own cards or buys them from a newsagent? Personally I would rather spend more on the gift and less on the card, so I fall into the former category. With my Life of Colour Pens and stencils I feel like I can make all my own cards with confidence and pride. Nothing is more special and personal than giving a loved one a card that you took your time and effort to make. 

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a beautiful safari greeting card using all of our products.

Aussie Rocks Giveaway
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Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Here are the entries so far as of Sunday 18 August 19:00 for our Aussie Rocks...
How to paint a wooden spoon
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How to paint a wooden spoon

Here is our really cute 5 minute tutorial on how you can take a household object almost everyone owns into a beautiful work of art. 
Add colour to anything!
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Add colour to anything!

With Life of Colour Paint Pens you can draw on any surface. I mean any! That means socks and shoes, paper and book covers, glass and ceramic, surfboards and skateboards, rocks and tables, wood and metal. The possibilities are endless!
Rock Painting 101: get started with rock painting today using paint pens
Rock Painting

Rock Painting 101: get started with rock painting today using paint pens

The benefits of this hobby is to get yourself and your kids creative, outdoors and inspired. It is an all-in-one perfect activity for all ages. It gets the kids out the house and off their devices, it is something for the whole family to do together, it inspires people of all ages to use their creativity and it spreads kindness and happiness. It is everything that Life of Colour embraces. 
How to use Life of Colour Brush Pens for Colouring and Shading
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How to use Life of Colour Brush Pens for Colouring and Shading

Our amazing brand ambassador Quiana from @kikicustomart has shared some of her tips on how to use the Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens to colour and shade.
10 Bullet Journal Basics for Bujo Newbies
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10 Bullet Journal Basics for Bujo Newbies

When you begin bullet journaling, it can be super overwhelming, and you might feel like giving up. Perhaps you haven’t even started for fear of ruining it. Every bullet journalist experiences those feelings, here are some tips from an experienced bullet journalist to help get you started.
How to create a fun and colourful floral illustration with watercolour brush pens
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How to create a fun and colourful floral illustration with watercolour brush pens

One of our artists and brand ambassadors using Life of Colour Watercolour Pens is Subhashini @subhashini.artfactory on Instagram, an incredible artist with a background in textile design. Her love of nature inspires her work and because of this she creates detailed doodle type illustrations that are full of colour, florals, animal life and vibrant textures. 

She has created this awesome floral illustration with her Life of Colour pens, and made a video to share with all of you! It is a real time video so you can see step by step what she is doing, and it is pretty easy to follow along with her.

A beginners guide to rock painting
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A beginners guide to rock painting

These days rock painting has become a way of expressing yourself on a small and natural canvas that is fun and versatile. It is an activity that adults and kids enjoy and the beauty of it is that it usually takes you outdoors to search for your rocks. The other great qualities of rock painting is the ease of passing on your artworks as small gifts and tokens of love, whether to a stranger or to a loved one. The small surface is less intimidating than a canvas and you can easily finish a small rock work-of-art in a short sitting and have something you can be proud of.
How Tyler uses her art as therapy for her autoimmune disease
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How Tyler uses her art as therapy for her autoimmune disease

Art is a great healer.

Whether you are after mindfulness, focus or relaxation, or a way to distract you from pain or problems, it is an effective way to break the cycle of everyday monotony, busy-ness or illness. 

Tyler from our community has kindly shared with us her story of how she got into art, why she was attracted to the easy art tools like Watercolour Pens, and how it helps her manager the pain from her autoimmune disease.

Geometric patterns with watercolour brush pens tutorial
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Geometric patterns with watercolour brush pens tutorial

Hello, this is Rachel from @champion.doodles on Instagram. While I have an eclectic variety of creative hobbies I like to share, nearly everything I do has a presence of bright colors. Around Instagram, I’ve seen a lot of geometric patterned creations and wanted to give them a try in my own style. They are are simple as they are fun to create, and there are no limits on what you can do with them.
10 reasons to create an art routine that you’ll love
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10 reasons to create an art routine that you’ll love

Expressing your feelings and emotions through any hobby is very healthy for you, having the opportunity to make something beautiful out of any crisis will help you navigate it. 
Our Favourite Creative Spaces
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Our Favourite Creative Spaces

In a world that’s becoming more and more mobile, one can easily define the perfect creative space wherever they so please. The definition of a creative space is no longer defined by the walls of a studio, but is rather a reflection of the very essence of that which inspires you.
have courage bookmark by @pensomaniac
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Where do you find inspiration to start your next piece?

While there’s a whole world out there to discover and inspire us, an abundance of stimulation can sometimes make it difficult to find the perfect starting point. We’ve turned to our Life of Colour Community to find out not only where they get their inspiration but also what makes them tick!
Self Care by @kikicustomart. Get in the flow making art
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Flow

Do you know that feeling when you are so engrossed in something you are doing that everything else disappears, time passes and there is no future, no past, only the present? We have all felt that sense of time disappear when we lose ourselves in an activity we love.
Mandala Art
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Mandala Art

The purpose of Mandalas in art and art therapy is to help achieve a sense of focus, flow and harmony. I personally enjoy colouring in Mandalas, just to take a step away from my usual chores of life and work, and to focus on something soothing and relaxing. You can get lost in the flow of the patterns and colours and it certainly helps with mindfulness and wellness.
Why Life of Colour
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Why Life of Colour

This is me at my wedding. This is my wedding bouquet. Most people I know had pink or white flowers, but I wanted mine to be as colourful as possible. Why? Because I love colour. It is the essence of life. 
Brush Lettering by @theprettinessproject
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Hand or Brush Lettering

The Art of Hand Lettering or Calligraphy is an ancient art form, and one that has taken the modern art world by storm, because of its beautiful depth and connection between art and words. The style of letters become an art form that can evoke deep emotions and nostalgia - happiness, joy and love.
How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens
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How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens

If you're new to brush lettering, these amazing tips by lettering wonder Karen Reynolds will get you started in no time!
My First Year At Lettering
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My First Year At Lettering

I started lettering in January 2018 but I had looked for a creative outlet pretty much my entire life. I tried anything I could think of, scrapbooking, I learnt to knit, jewellery making, you name it but nothing stuck and then I found a lettering account on Instagram which led me to find more and that was it, I fell in love with lettering and a year later I’m still if not more in love with it than the day I started.
Thank You - Inspiration from the community
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Thank You - Inspiration from the community

I say it again and again and I will keep saying it, the Instagram lettering community is the most warm, caring and supportive community. It is everything that is right about social media. It brings together like minded people from around the world, who share a common interest, hobby or passion. Great friendships are made, "pen" pal relationships are created (just like in the old days) beginners have the support from experts, and so much love and inspiration is spread. Since launching my Watercolour Brush Pens, the first product under the Life of Colour Brand, I personally have made friendships with people I would never have expected when I opened my instagram account. I have had the opportunity to speak directly with my customers and see the work they created with my own product. Nothing gives me greater joy than when I see my product in the hands of these special people creating these lettering works of art.
Colourful Christmas Ideas from our Community
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Colourful Christmas Ideas from our Community

...when I put out a Christmas challenge to our community, I was inundated with creative and colourful entries to this challenge. It's pretty amazing what you can do with some watercolour brush pens, some paper, and some fancy ideas!
Stay Spooky - Tips for some Halloween Creative fun
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Stay Spooky - Tips for some Halloween Creative fun

Spooky season is here. Let us get you ready!!! Here are some fun halloween inspired crafts from our awesome team of Life of Colour artists.
How to Draw a Cute Bee with Life of Colour Watercolour Pens
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How to Draw a Cute Bee with Life of Colour Watercolour Pens

Today we're showing you how to doodle a fuzzy bee. Step by Step guide by @laumoraiti.illustration

You'll need Life of Colour Watercolor Brush Pens in yellow, light and dark brown, black and red.

Brush Lettering - Top 6 Tips by Karen Reynolds - Lettering Artist
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Brush Lettering - Top 6 Tips by Karen Reynolds - Lettering Artist

Karen is one of our incredible Brand Ambassadors, and here she offers her 6 top lettering tips.

 

Our Favourite Decor Hacks Using Acrylic Paint Pens
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Our Favourite Decor Hacks Using Acrylic Paint Pens

Sometimes letting your creativity take flight is half the fun of dabbling in the world of art. From homemade decor through to everyday hacks – experimenting with mediums and techniques is exactly what drives us; it’s what inspires us to create.
Transform your Ceramics with Unique Colour Palettes
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Transform your Ceramics with Unique Colour Palettes

If your cupboard is filled with cups, mugs and pots, chances are you’ve got some sneaky blank canvases already waiting for you. As a rising trend, drawing on ceramics is becoming a popular creative outlet, and we can see why; an easy way to jazz up your existing kitchenware, it’s both fun and practical.
The Ultimate Guide to Drawing on Rocks
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The Ultimate Guide to Drawing on Rocks

If you’re one to experiment with your creativity and mix up what you use as a canvas, then we’ve got something special for you. Ditch the paper and snatch up a pebble or rock from your backyard, and explore all the ways this craft will have you addicted.
How to Choose the Best Paint Pens for Your Project
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How to Choose the Best Paint Pens for Your Project

Historically, artists have always found a way to make use of different types of materials and figments. From various media through to the methods we use to create our vision – adapting to new creative techniques is half the fun of getting creative