We love playing with our favorite metallic, pearlescent, sparkling, shimmering mediums!

In this demo, artist Karen Elaine uses metallic gansai watercolor, Niji Pearlescent watercolors, gold and silver inks, silverpoint, and metallic gel pens on washi paper, watercolor paper and mineral paper.

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For a shoppable overview of products Karen used, visit our Shimmer and Shine: Using Metallic and Pearlescent Mediums collection HERE.

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