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TV and comic Superhero rocks

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

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

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!
8 creative rock painting ideas for all ages!

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

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

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!

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 create story stones for school kids

How to create story stones for school kids

What are story stones? The short answer to this question is that story stones...
Rock painting for newbies: the perfect rock painting supply for newbies

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

Easy Rock Painting Ideas for Kids

With all of the awesome pieces of art being created in the world of kindness ...
Simple heart rock tutorial with dot painting for beginners

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

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

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.
Nature rock painting ideas using our Earth Colours collection

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.
How to trace any design to paper and rocks

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!
How to Paint a Unicorn on a Rock

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!
How to use Life of Colour stencils on Rocks

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

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. 

How to paint a wooden spoon

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

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. 
The Ultimate Guide to Drawing on Rocks

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

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
DIY Memory Game, each player paints it's own tiles!

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?
Step by step Fluro Bubbles that glow in the dark!

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

5 Fun DIY Projects you can make with Fluro Paint Pens

Our amazing Ella from @its_artsy_ella put this tutorial together to give you some ideas of what to do with your Life of Colour Fluro Paint Pens or any other Fluro pens or paint you have. Read this and get some ideas for our awesome schools competition. Or grab a set in our Fluro Pens Promo happening all of March! Don't forget to enter! 
Watercolour Balloons Tutorial with Life of Colour Brush Pens

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!!
Easy camping themed watercolour card for beginners, step by step video

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
A quick-start guide to water brush lettering

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
Blending with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens

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. 

Use stencils to make a safari greeting card

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.

How to use Life of Colour Brush Pens for Colouring and Shading

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

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

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.

Geometric patterns with watercolour brush pens tutorial

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.
How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens by @letteringbykaren

How to Letter with Life of Colour Watercolour Brush Pens by @letteringbykaren

I have been an ambassador for Life of Colour since June 2018, and since then, I have received oodles of questions on the best way to use their watercolour pens. Today, I’m here to share a few tips on how to achieve great results when lettering with them.
How to Draw a Cute Bee with Life of Colour Watercolour Pens

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

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.

 

How to join our School Kids Competition - Celebrating Fluro!

How to join our School Kids Competition - Celebrating Fluro!

We have the most exciting news for all school kids in Australia and New Zeal...
Benefits of rock painting for children

Benefits of rock painting for children

Some of the benefits of rock painting for children include teaching the conce...
Life of Colour Fluro Colour paint pens have arrived!

Life of Colour Fluro Colour paint pens have arrived!

Hold onto the seat of your paint pen pants because the exciting moment of the...
Friendship Day Frog Card Printable

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!
Australia Day 2020 Giveaway Winner and Earth Colours Launch

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.
Get Creative, Christmas Style

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. 
Watercolour Brush Pen Techniques to Try Out

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. But one of the best ways to jump into this art form is to give the basics a whirl, which is why we like to recommend a few different techniques when you’re starting out.
Christmas Rocks!!!

Christmas Rocks!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Aussie Rocks Final...the countdown has begun!
Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Aussie Rocks Giveaway

Here are the entries so far as of Sunday 18 August 19:00 for our Aussie Rocks...
Add colour to anything!

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!
A beginners guide to rock painting

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

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.

@laumoraiti.illustration lady pencil sketch

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. Art will give you a way to talk about it without the need to find words (or perhaps your art is words) and creating a safe space for venting all those emotions will give your art a depth you probably didn’t have in mind when you started your art routine.
Our Favourite Creative Spaces

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

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

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.

5 Watercolour artists to learn from on Instagram

With visual-centric social media platforms such as Pinterest and Instagram around, it has become very easy to follow talented artists, to learn from their craft, and to draw inspiration from seeing their work and watching how they produce their incredible works of art.
Mandala Art

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

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

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.
My First Year At Lettering

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

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

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

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.
Our Favourite Decor Hacks Using Acrylic Paint Pens

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

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.
Review of Life of Colour Pens by Karen Reynolds - lettering artist

Review of Life of Colour Pens by Karen Reynolds - lettering artist

"After a month of using Life of Colour pens, I am comfortable lettering with them and enjoy using them more than other brush pens that hand letterers often use.  They are very versatile; other than brush lettering, I use my Life of Colour pens for watercolor backgrounds and drawings."
life of colour brush pens review on youtube

Review of Life of Colour Pens By Sarah from Ensign Insights - Lettering Artist @ensigninsights

We were thrilled with this review of our Watercolour Brush Pens by Sarah from Ensign Insights that she posted to her Youtube Channel.