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31st Jul
Christmas Landscapes made easy

Video: Easy Christmas Landscapes with Spectrum Aqua

In this tutorial the Spectrum Aqua markers are used to make light weight of those ‘must do’ Christmas makes. The image created is the front page to a Christmas Gift Card Wallet to hold all those store gift cards for the hard to buy for members of the family. Watch the video below to see - Read full post [...]

29th Jul
Shades of Gray Card Cool Lori Barnett No Watermark

Shades of Gray with Blendable Pencils

Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils are wonderful for coloring an image solely with grays.  When coloring in black and white, “Cool Grays” and “Warm Grays” are the two most common color options. This is a sample of the Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils that can be used for both coloring options. Warm Grays add a - Read full post [...]

27th Jul

Back to Basics with Spectrum Noir Markers – Part Two

  • Posted by: on 27th Jul 2015 at 3:00am

Hello to all.  I would like to share the second part of my Back to Basics coloring tutorial. In the first part of this tutorial, seen here, the skin and hair of the image was colored. Here we will color the dress/detail and background with our Spectrum Noir markers. With Spectrum Noir marker BGR4 color the folds - Read full post [...]

24th Jul

Video: Coloring Skin with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

I would like to share with you how I color skin tones on Neenah Desert Storm card stock using my Spectrum Noir Essential Pencils collection. The image I am coloring is from the Crafter’s Companion ‘Flights of Fantasy’ Twin Paper Crafting CD. For this video tutorial I have used my favorite stamp to color, called - Read full post [...]

22nd Jul

Facial Definition & Shading with Spectrum Noir

I have a step by step tutorial to share with you, showing how I add facial definition to a stamped character image using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. You will also see how I shade and color the rest of the skin tones, for the same image. Step 1: Starting with darkest marker (TN4), I add in where - Read full post [...]

21st Jul

See Spectrum Noir in Your News Feed!

You may have noticed that you’re not seeing our updates and posts in your News Feed on Facebook as much. That is because Facebook has made more changes to how you see things in your News Feed. While they are making it easier for you to see what you want, from the pages and friends - Read full post [...]

16th Jul

Adding Skin Shades with HB2

Hi, everyone! In this tutorial I will share with you a quick way to add a delicate shading when you color skin using HB2. Step 1: Add HB2 in the areas where you’d like to be darker. Step 2: Then add FS3 along the areas you put HB2 and a little further. Step 3: Continue - Read full post [...]

14th Jul

Meet Mari Kocjancic

We’re welcoming a new design team member today! We are pleased to introduce Mari Kocjancic. She shares with us: My name is Mari and I am a stay-at-home mom of five. I have been crafting and doing artwork of some kind since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I love expressing myself through - Read full post [...]

13th Jul

Creating Texture with Spectrum Noir Markers & the eBrush

  • Posted by: on 13th Jul 2015 at 8:00am

Spectrum Noir markers work with the Craftwell eBrush to make fabulous dimensional sky and sand texture. In this tutorial I will show you how I do create this effect. Ink up and stamp an image on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock (or other high-quality white cardstock, like Neenah). Next, a couple of “masks” will need - Read full post [...]

10th Jul

Painted Poppies

This tutorial will focus on coloring floral stamps with Spectrum Aqua markers. For this card I have used Jasmine, Fawn, Lime, Peach, Begonia, Blossom. First I cut a piece of watercolor card and then colored in the poppy background with Jasmine. I colored straight onto the stamp then stamped my image on the card. I - Read full post [...]