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Colouring-in meets the digital age

THE humble art of colouring-in has been reimagined for the digital age by Crayola, which was demonstrating its 3D art applications at Ballina Homemaker Centre yesterday.

The stall was open over the weekend and was well received by parents and especially their children, manager Fiona Wilkins said.

"Saturday was fantastic, plenty of people came to have a look and try it out," Ms Wilkins said.

Crayola called its new products "a fantastic creative experience".

Children could test pen-like tools that inter- acted with computers, and downloadable applications.

The set-up also included 3D glasses for viewing the on-screen designs.

Liz Wallace was at the stall yesterday and said her three children were "really loving it".

"They absolutely lo ve having something fun to do on the holidays," Ms Wallace said.

A new range of colouring books called Colour Alive, work like normal colouring- in books that use marker pens, but transform via a phone application.

The pictures lift of the page so they look like they are standing, and other sides can be viewed, providing a 360-degree view of a flat page picture,

The app also allows digital effects such as sparkles to be added.

The Crayola Creative Centre will also be at Ballina Homemaker Centre next weekend from 9.30am to 1pm.



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