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This is the final part (Part 7), of the Sharpies Coloring Video Series by Jennifer Stay of Coloring Pages Bliss, where she shows how to paint with Sharpies.
For me this was one of the most relaxing techniques and one of my favorites.
The materials needed are minimal too.
- A nonporous ceramic or glass plate (I used a small Corelle plate.)
- 2 small nonporous cups or bowls
- Rubbing alcohol
- Paintbrush with small bristles
NOTE: The nonporous plates and cups could stain from the Sharpies. Although Jennifer shows how to clean them, I wouldn’t recommend using something you care about, just in case.
To see how it’s done, check out the video below:
I decided to try this technique for a background to cover up a smeared mess I made when coloring with gel pens.
Here’s the mess:
Here’s the ‘cover up’ background and a couple flowers, painted using Sharpies:
And finally the completed page that I ‘blinged up’ with gel pens:
One of the things I really liked about using this method, beside it being relaxing for me, is the fact that it will definitely make your Sharpies go a lot further.
And I LOVED Jennifer’s tip of making your own colors by overlapping two [or more] colors on the plate, then mixing them with the brush and BOOM, you have a new color! I expect that it takes some experimenting to figure out what works best though.
Sharpies are available almost anywhere, but I found some on Amazon if you want to check them out:
When painting with Sharpies the paper will warp some from the liquid so it might be best to have thicker paper like this:
If you missed any of this series, be sure to check it out! I’ve definitely realized that the more you play with Sharpies the more you can do AND the more fun it is! 😀
To connect with Jennifer Stay (Coloring Pages Bliss) online, find her website and social media networks here:
Here’s to more coloring, WITH Sharpies!
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