6 Reasons Why Color-By-Number Sheets and Acrylic Markers Are Amazing Tools of Creativity

by Jeffry Quiñanola

Did you know that a simple combination of color-by-number sheets and coloring implements like acrylic markers can help you destress and declutter your mind?

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Hello, everyone! These days, finding moments of tranquility and self-expression has become more important than ever. Enter the timeless and therapeutic world of coloring – a simple yet profound activity that has the power to rejuvenate your mind, soothe your soul, and unleash your creativity.

Today, let's explore the benefits of embracing this delightful pastime and discover why coloring is more than just child's play.

Why Color-By-Number Sheets and Acrylic Markers Are Amazing Tools of Creativity

1. Escape the Stress, Embrace the Zen

Life can often be stressful, and sometimes, we all just need to escape. Color-by-number sheets act as a gateway to a stress-free zone where the worries of the day fade away. The repetitive motion of coloring and the focus required to stay within the lines provide a meditative experience. This is especially true when you use acrylic markers that give out bold, beautiful results – it soothes your mind and brings a sense of calm.

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2. Mindful Me-Time

Remember when life was all about crayons, laughter, and adventures in the mind? You can relive those glory days through coloring! Moreover, in a world that constantly pulls our attention in a million directions, coloring lets you be fully present in the moment. Intricate designs that come with the color-by-number sheets, plus the color choices that acrylic markers offer, ease you into mindfulness.

It's a meditative experience, and it also lets you embrace your inner child.

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3. Creativity Unleashed, No Rules Attached

Not an artist? No problemo! Color-by-number sheets don't judge; they're your canvas, and you're the boss.

Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, coloring allows you to tap into your creative side, fostering a sense of accomplishment and boosting your confidence. Plus, the bright and bold colors of acrylic markers, coloring pencils, and other coloring implements invite artistry and excitement to the experience!

Always remember: It's not about perfection – it's about enjoying the creative ride.

4. Take a Journey to Self-Discovery

The colors you choose and the way you bring a page to life can be a reflection of your emotions and personality. It's a journey of self-discovery, a visual representation of your unique perspective. Every completed page is a testament to your creativity and individuality.

5. Show Your Brain Some Love

Did you know coloring is like a workout for your brain?

It's true! According to science, coloring stimulates the frontal lobe, indicating that your brain is engaged in organization and problem-solving. As you navigate those intricate patterns and decide which color goes where, you're flexing your brain and improving its function in the long run. It's like a gym session for your creative muscles!

@altenew_ 6 Reasons Why Color-By-Number Sheets and Acrylic Markers Are Amazing Tools of Creativity6. Connecting Generations

Coloring transcends age – children and adults can do it. It's a fantastic way to bridge generational gaps and engage in a shared, enjoyable experience with family and friends. Some people even host coloring parties, which bring an amazing sense of camaraderie and shared creativity, lifting everyone's spirits.

Get Your Own Color-By-Number Sheets and Acrylic Markers Now!

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Coloring is not just about filling in the blanks; it's about filling your life with joy, relaxation, and creativity.

Embrace the therapeutic magic of color-by-number sheets! To help you get started, check out our new Color-by-Number Sheets: Blossoming Florals, along with our new 24-Color Acrylic Markers Set.  Learn more about this perfect combination here.

Jennifer McGuire herself loves these crafting tools, especially the Acrylic Marker Set. Check out her recent livestream on YouTube as she answered questions about the acrylic markers (skip ahead to minute 40:00 for the acrylic markers demonstration and Q&A):

She shared insights on how Altenew's acrylic markers yield perfect results even on dark-colored cardstock, and how she used them with stencils to make elaborate card backgrounds. She even answered questions like the following:

  1. Do they need priming or pumping? No, they do not. They're ready to use right out of the package.
  2. How do you clean them off the stencils? – Just spray some rubbing alcohol on the stencils and wipe them down.
  3. Do they have a strong smell? – No, they don't. In fact, they don't smell like anything. 

Discover more by watching the video above.

Have you experienced the benefits of coloring, too? Let us know in the comments below. A colorful day to you, crafty friend!

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