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Add Some Sparkle To Your Coloring Books

When I first started coloring, I used nothing but colored pencils. Slowly I built up my collection of tools - watercolor pencils, ink pencils, pastels, gel pens etc. Thanks to all the artists I follow on Youtube, I've learnt quite a bit about different art supplies and new techniques to use them with. Today I want to talk about a few tools that can help you add some sparkle or shine to your coloring pages.

There are basically two ways to add shine to a picture - metallic paint (in a pen, marker or tubes) and glitter (glue, gel pen, brush style pen).  Metallic colors are shiny and reflect light when applied on a page. You can use craft paint in metallic colors or get some gel pens with whatever colors you want. I have the metallic gelly rolls by Sakura which come in a wide range of colors. This 16 color pack actually contains 2 gold and 2 silver pens along with 1 each of other colors. The silver and gold are handy for coloring metallic objects like jewelery, iron chains or buckles…