My 3 Must Haves - to add Colour

I love to colour! and it just so happens that there are now millions of beautiful ways to do this. From beautiful pens, pencils and gorgeous water colours. But  today I thought I would share my favorite tools to colour with.


Before we start, don't forget you can grab your free Colouring Page right here 

1. Ok, so first of all - my very very favourite go to, is my pastel pencils from Derwent (see image below). I love them because they create a soft lovely, look which I am very partial too. They are easily blendable and glide smoothly over most surfaces. But a pre-warning, they do smudge a bit, so if you aren't into that sort of thing, I'll move onto my next recommendation.



2. Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen - These are great because they have a flexible brush tip and they are highly pigmented (strong colours) and if you are quick, you can blend them with your finger to soften the look before they dry. I've found that they also work really well on different types of paper. 


3. Derwent Watercolour Pencils - These water soluble pencils offer the ability to not only use them as a pencil, but with the use of a brush and a little bit of water,  you can quickly turn them into a paint  to get a blending effect. 


There are loads and loads of other beautiful ways to colour and also there is absolutely nothing wrong with using good old crayola texta's from the shop. These are just my own personal preferences.

Oh and one more tip, when I travel, I always always always have a pencil case filled to the brim with one of the 3 tools above (I mix them up), but I also include the following:-

1) good quality sharpener ( detest a blunt pencil)

2) A kneadable eraser (because then you can manipulate the eraser into a small ball to get it into small areas)

3) A white Signo Uni-ball Pen (too add highlights to any project)

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me at or leave a comment below 

Nat xx


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