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4th Feb

Creating Fur Effects With Spectrum Noir Markers

In this tutorial I will show how to use Spectrum Noir markers to create fur texture on stamped images. There are two main ways to do this: by flicking motions or by using the blender pen to ‘move’ the base color to create a textured look.   I will concentrate on the first for this - Read full post [...]

3rd Feb

Creating a Spinner Card

  This a fun tutorial on creating a spinner card.  It’s a quick and easy project and lots of fun! For this project Core’dinations cardstock was embossed and distressed. Two different sized concentric cutting dies were used to create the channel for your slider mechanism. Decide what image you wish to spin around your heart channel. - Read full post [...]

20th Jan

Distressed Background & image with Spectrum Aqua

This tutorial will focus on how I color a background and image using Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens. First I stamped my image onto Watercolor card using Archival Ink and then I left it aside for a couple of minutes just to dry off a bit. I always like to color the pens onto acetate and - Read full post [...]

18th Jan

Making Quick Sets of Cards with Spectrum Aqua

With the holiday season now over I know that some of us will be sending Thank you cards, so I wanted to show you a fun and easy way to create some cards that can easily be done in bulk, or you could even make a set and send them to someone as a gift! - Read full post [...]

15th Jan

Splatter Flowers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle

In this short tutorial I will show you how to use your Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens in a quick, fun way! Sparkle is so hard to capture on camera, but you’ll have to trust me the color is on the flowers do shimmer fabulously! The materials needed to make this card are listed at the - Read full post [...]

14th Jan

A Bit of Sparkle with Aqua Pens

I thought I would share with you how to mix Spectrum Aqua pens and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens together. The results you can achieve with this are spectacular!  I cut a piece of watercolor card to the required size (here, I’ve chosen 6″ x 6″) and I also die-cut the numbers to use on my - Read full post [...]

11th Jan

Coloring With Yellow

In this tutorial I will be sharing one of my favorite yellow color blends. This blend uses markers GB5, CT3, CT1, & LY2. The first step is to apply the darkest marker, GB5, to all the shadow areas on the image. Next, add the CT3 at the edge of the GB5 and blend toward the - Read full post [...]

8th Jan
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First Challenge for 2016 + Winners for December 2015!

Ready for a brand new challenge this year? We’re taking it easy this month! Our chosen theme is ANYTHING GOES … that’s right, you can create anything you want using your favorite Spectrum Noir products and play along with us for a chance to win $30/£0 in goodies! Please remember to use only Spectrum Noir - Read full post [...]

6th Jan

Coloring Texture Paste with Aqua Tints

The Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints are very richly pigmented and therefore they are perfect for coloring other mediums like texture paste and glaze. Experiment with what you have on hand, you will find that it expands the use of whatever you have in your stash. It’s not only clear and white-colored products that can be - Read full post [...]

4th Jan

Creating a Night Sky: Two Different Techniques

Creating a dark night sky can be intimidating – the colors are intense, and the area to be colored is often very large. Here are two different ways to achieve this gorgeous effect: This tutorial from Dilyana uses Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and can be seen here. This tutorial from Brianna features Spectrum Aqua markers, - Read full post [...]