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Hello and welcome to the first video in the free mandala coloring pages series. Today, we are getting started with a short video on coloring where I show you just a few different techniques so you can get started with coloring your mandalas. (pop back later today for the coloring video for mandala #1)

If you are already signed up to ‘A Year of Color’, please check our Facebook group here as our first mandala coloring page will be posted there!

Please note: If you have a slower internet or have trouble playing the videos, click on the HD to turn it off (so it is greyed out) or pause the video to let the little grey bar load the stream.

According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. But coloring has other indirect health benefits, as well.

Art Materials used or referred to in the video.

Below are some links to art materials I either use in the video or refer to. Please note: The links are NOT affiliate links so if you were to go ahead and purchase any of the supplies I recommend or point to, I do not receive a commission.

Colored pencils

colored pencils student an professional

Student grade are brands such as Reeves (6) and Sargent.(5) Professional are Caran d’Ache,(1) Derwent (2) and Prismacolor (3) I use the Caran d’Ache pencils as shown above in my video and love them because of their color and vibrancy. Many brands offer regular pencils and also the wet/dry or what is called water soluble options.

Professional Grade – Read more here

  • The most expensive option, pencils cost around $1.00 to $3.00 and more
  • Large color selection, some have theme or specialy sets
  • Colors are lovely and intense
  • Very soft, oil or wax-based cores that have a buttery feel and great blending
  • Come packaged well in a metal tinor wooden box

Student Grade – Read more here

  • Affordable, with prices around $0.20 to $0.60 per pencil
  • Colors can sometimes be waxy and light
  • Can be difficult to blend or do so poorly
  • Limited color options which are standard.

If you have not already done so and would like to get access to the Free Coloring pages, then pop on over to sign up to ‘A Year of Color’ HERE

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