It’s October….and INKtober! That means that….

  1. INKing an image I can color counts (and you can go buy it and color it too!)
  2. It’s time to jam on Christmas cards because WHOOPS! I’ve not got much done yet!

I was inspired by a jingle bell that’s gold – and wanted to see if I could color a variety of metal types – brushed, polished, and glittered…I’ll let you be the judge as to whether or not I succeeded!


Tutorial: Copic coloring 3 types of metal jingle bells

If you’d like to color along, there’s a printable for sale over HERE!

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

By the way, a few months ago Blick started following my YT – they always leave such encouraging comments! I hope to meet their commenter someday….keep an eye out for theirs when you look at one of my YTs!

The idea for the glittery metal would be awesome for things like gumdrops, don’t you think? 

The sentiment here is one from All is Calm by Colorado Craft Company – but lots of sentiments could easily work!

Be honest.

How badly did all that blue freak you out? I know, I know. I’m weird. I’m brave. I’m crazy. But isn’t it beautiful?

Grab the printable jingle bells!

Did this inspire you to want to color them up? Head over to pick up your own image and follow along with this tutorial; remember, you can change the dark gold to dark grey, light gold to a pale grey, etc. That allows you to make Santa’s lost jingle bells any color at all!

Your suggestions?

All week I’ll be coloring shiny things – while you watch, be thinking of what kinds of objects I should color and post over at Artventure and on social media. Leave me comments!


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  1. Beverly

    Can you list what colors you used on each bell, blues and leaves?

    • Sandy Allnock

      The bells were Y28 Y26 and Y21. The blues were mentioned in the video, I can’t remember them at the moment. (I colored this weeks ago.)

      • nancy

        thanks, the colors are helpful!

  2. Bethany Stover

    Absolutely stunning!

  3. Win Noren

    Looks like you succeeded in coloring metal to me!

  4. Gab

    Wow Sandy, this is gorgeous

  5. Ivette

    Your work always amazes me! You’re such a great artist. ❤️


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