Painted Rock Ideas to make your summer garden look... delicious! Looking for new ideas for rock painting? In this tutorial we show you how to make ice cream rocks step by step, and some refreshing fruit rock designs as well!
In this blog, we show you how to create a sunset at the beach inspired by US artist Robin Mead. You'll be using your watercolour brush pens, mixed media paper and paint pens to create this fantastic ode to the ocean!
Lalela is a charity providing educational arts for at-risk youth in South Africa to spark creative thinking. This charity encompasses everything that we believe at Life of Colour, please read more about them in this article.
A fraction of each purchase made in our store this year has contributed to our generous donation, and they'll also receive a huge hamper of Life of Colour products.
As we begin the fast approaching countdown till Christmas we will start to decorate our homes in the usual festive manner and the Life of Colours team would love to share in the Christmas cheer by giving you some handy ideas for making your own decorations and gifts!
We bring you the best ideas for making your own holiday wood slice ornaments and rock paintings. Easy Christmas painted rocks are perfect for holiday rock painting. From Christmas trees, Santa, gnomes, gingerbread houses, snowman and more! Stone painting makes fantastic DIY gifts.
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.
Perfect gift for teens: wood slices and paint pens! Why? Let these two fantastic teen artists show you what you can create. From a Harry Styles inspired wood slice, to a cute stencil rainbow for your drawers, let's go!
Welcome to the wonderful world of rock painting, here are a load of easy tutorials to follow without the need of any previous experience or skill. Just grab your paint pens and enjoy making one of these ideas today
Wood slices crafts have been on trend for years - and rightfully so - because they are ideal for any art or DIY project, including painting with paint pens, making coasters, Christmas tree ornaments, holiday decorations, wedding decorations, etc. We give your a fun rundown of ideas to make with your wood slices!
Learn how to make a beautiful image by combining swirls and patterns, matching the best of the patchwork and zentangle worlds! This relaxing and fun way to layer depth to your drawings will be a fun project to tackle on a weekend, or to have on your crafting station to free your mind from other creative work.
Watch the video to see a detailed how to guide to unclog your Life of Colour Paint pen. And read this in depth blog for some very important upkeeping and troubleshooting tips to make your paint pens stay vibrant and ready to use for much longer!
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!
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
We were so inspired by our Life of Colour art group memberClare 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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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 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!!!
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
"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 theArtful parentif you want to read more why art is beneficial for kids)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 likeWatercolour Pens, and how it helps her manager the pain from her autoimmune disease.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...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!
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.
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.
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.
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