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Gel Pen Coloring Series

– Posted in: Coloring Tutorials

I am excited to share with you another new video series called “Gel Pen Coloring Secrets.” This 8-Part series was designed to teach and inspire you to color with gel pens.

Free Textures & Doodles Prompts

Download this free 3-page PDF to see 40 of my favorite doodles and textures that you can use to fill in the spaces and backgrounds of your coloring pages and books.

Texture and Doodle Prompts

Gel Pen Coloring Workbook

Designed for my paid Premium Members ($5 per month) this 8-page workbook is the perfect follow-along companion to this Gel Pen Coloring Series.

Gel Pen Art Worksheets

Part 1: Supplies & Secret Notes

Part 1 of the series shows you to the supplies you will need to learn my gel pen coloring tricks and techniques. I also show you how to fold an old-school secret note. 😉

Part 2: Doodles & Textures

Part 2 of this series shows you how to use textures and doodles to fill in blank spaces and backgrounds in your coloring books and pages. In addition to being a lot of fun, this coloring technique also saves you a lot of ink! Be sure to download the free 40 doodles and textures PDF that accompanies this video:

Part 3: Scribble Blending

“Scribble blending” is a technique I use to blend gel pen colors together. It’s an easy technique that doesn’t require any extra tools or media. Just grab two or three gel pens and have at it! And if you’re a premium member, be sure to download a copy of the workbook with the worksheets mentioned in this video!

More Coloring Tutorials

Click Here to see more of my coloring tutorials.

Part 4: Embrace the Smear

Instead of fighting against gel pen smear, this gel pen coloring tutorial teaches you to embrace it! Learn how to use the juicy nature of gel pens to get beautiful blending results.

Part 5: Power of the Base Layer

Adding a base layer to your gel pens is a great way to get deep, rich colors, hide mistakes and create a wide variety of colors from only a few pens.

Part 6: Glycerin Blending

This technique is so much fun and almost like magic! Now that I’ve been coloring with glycerin and gel pens, I don’t know that I could ever go back!

Part 7: Painting with Gel Pens

Yes, you read that right–painting with gel pens! See how I combine the glycerin from Video 6 with gel pens to paint my coloring pages and books. It’s soooo much fun!

Part 8: Gel Pens & Colored Pencils

How to combine gel pen coloring with colored pencils!

Products Shown in Videos

Free Coloring Pages

Practice these techniques on some of my free coloring pages!

Breathe Relaxing Coloring Page with Flowers and Paisley


"You Are Amazing" Free Inspirational Owl Coloring Page


Paisley and Flowers Coloring Sheet


Hope Bird and Flowers Free Coloring Page


Download Over 200 Coloring Pages!

Become one of my Premium Members for only $5 and get instant access to over 200 of my hand-drawn coloring pages!

Adorable Maltese Dog Valentine


Owl Coloring Page


Oh Happy Day Floral Coloring Page


Scandinavian Gnome Valentine's Coloring Page



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  • JEAN BENCI March 27, 2017, 10:49 am

    I have watched several of your Gel Pen video tutorials, lked and shared them on facebook, but it does not seem that I have been given credit for them for the challenge, I have also colored and posted one of your coloring pages,same result, what am I doing incorrectly?

    • Jennifer Stay March 31, 2017, 1:48 pm

      I’m sorry about that Jean. Did you click the “Continue” button in the contest form?

  • Martha L Speller March 28, 2017, 1:11 am

    I learn so much from you I love it. I even paint with my gel pens. From the two videos I have already learned about why the size makes so much difference. My family calls it shinies for me cause I always stop and look when I see pens, markers, and pencils and they have to pull me from them.

    • Jennifer Stay March 31, 2017, 1:55 pm

      That’s great Martha! Thank you for sharing.

  • jennifer doyle March 28, 2017, 7:09 pm

    i cant wait to watch all of them

  • jennifer doyle March 28, 2017, 7:13 pm

    very nice to meet you.

  • Cindy March 28, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Just want to say Jennifer – thank you! I found this video informative and helpful and look forward to more of your videos soon!

    • Jennifer Stay March 31, 2017, 1:58 pm

      You’re welcome Cindy! And thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • John Guy March 29, 2017, 1:07 pm

    All this time I’ve been doing it wrong. Color the whoole space, avoid smears anduse bigger tips. *smile*
    I like the smaller points for very small areas, have 1 set that has a 0.3 tip, very good for very small or delicate spaces.

  • Carla Farmer April 1, 2017, 3:33 pm

    I love watching you color. I’ve leaned a few things. I do better with pens and pencils than I do inks and paint.

    • Jennifer Stay April 8, 2017, 11:25 am

      Thank you Carla 🙂

  • Zari April 2, 2017, 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much for these tutorials, these have been great. I have learnt so much.

  • Kuini Wakarua April 3, 2017, 2:46 pm

    Loving the videos, thank you. Im off to get myself more gel pens.

    • Jennifer Stay April 8, 2017, 11:38 am

      Yay! 🙂

  • Kate Robson April 3, 2017, 10:25 pm

    Very interesting . Love the rose.

  • AriellaA April 6, 2017, 10:38 pm

    Very helpful viedo! I showed it to my daughter – she loved to color – she also thought it was great !

  • Ritag April 8, 2017, 5:51 am

    thanks for the information to use gelpens!

  • Ritag April 8, 2017, 5:52 am

    thanks for all the information to use gellpens

  • jeannette waldron April 9, 2017, 6:48 pm

    I love gel pens for coloring

  • Tabatha April 16, 2017, 8:33 am

    Thanks for the ttutorials definitely gonna try some of these techniques with my gel pens.

  • Dina April 24, 2017, 3:09 pm

    Thank you for all the gel pen tips! I can’t wait to get started in my coloring books. 🙂

  • Jennie Hennesay April 25, 2017, 9:24 am

    I have a large set of gel pens, but only use them, especially the glitter, for accents. Thanks for these videos. They’ll help enhance my coloring experience.

  • Margo Westover April 25, 2017, 10:57 am

    I love Gel Pens. They are so bright and colorful. And they’re a joy to use. The videos will give me some new ideas.

  • Claudia Coronas May 23, 2017, 10:39 am

    Thanks for the lessons. I just started coloring whit gel pens.

  • Chellie June 26, 2017, 4:35 am

    Really enjoyed this series, who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, once again, I learned a lot. Thank you, I really enjoy your channel.

  • erika June 26, 2017, 11:15 am

    I watched your videos : Coloring with gel pens . I did n’t even think of coloring with gel pens. I tried with watercolors pencils .
    You INSPIRED ME so much . That I will try very soon , and sure enjoy as such as you seem to envoy when You make your videos. INSPIRATION is communicative.
    Thks erika

  • Bonnie M H. July 26, 2017, 4:10 pm

    I have been watching your gel pen videos. You are so excited about gel pens, I thought I better give them a try. I just bought my first pack of Jelly Rolls!

    • Jennifer Stay July 29, 2017, 9:07 am

      Yay! 🙂

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