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23rd Jul
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Creating a Light Source

  • Posted by: on 23rd Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Hello to all. In this tutorial I am going to share with you how I create a light source on an image, with my Spectrum Noir markers and blendable pencils. The light illuminates parts of your image and also creates contrast and shadows. I hope this will help you create further definition in your coloring. - Read full post [...]

21st Jul
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Two-toned Fairy Wings

In this tutorial I will show you how to color two-toned wings step by step. The image is Fairy Sleepy from Mo’s Digital Pencil and I’ve already colored the rest of the image with thEse markers: Skin: FS1, FS4, FS9 Hair: GB8, GB9, EB1, EB2 LY1 Grass: LG1, LG2 For the wings we will combine - Read full post [...]

19th Jul
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Creating a Cloud Background

One of my favorite ways to enhance a card is to create a cloud-filled sky in the background! This tutorial will show you how easy it is to do that. The markers and pencils used on this card: House exterior: BT2, BT3, BT4, BT 6, BT7, HB1, HB2, IG1 + 51, 53, 54, 62, 112, - Read full post [...]

18th Jul
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Adding Detail with Pencils

We’ve got a fantastic bit of inspiration to share today! Kay Carley, a member of the Crafter’s Companion UK team, has generously shared two examples of how she colored images first with her markers, then added depth and details with her blendable pencils! To color Ashleigh: Markers: Skin: TN2, FS3, FS2 and FS6 for blush - Read full post [...]

17th Jul
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June 2014 Challenge Winners

Have you played along with our July 2014 challenge? Our theme this month is Sumer, and you can find all the details on our Facebook page or by clicking directly here: http://a.pgtb.me/T5bcsm We had so much fun with our Backgrounds challenge last month, and can’t wait to share some of the fabulous entries we received! - Read full post [...]

15th Jul
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Refill Inks and Stencils

I’ve got a fun and easy tutorial using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink refill inks with stencils. Let’s get started! Here are the products you will need for this technique: Spectrum Noir refill inks High Gloss Cardstock (for this tutorial, Spectrum Noir High Gloss cardstock is used, and is available in the US only) Ranger Metallic Mixatives (this is optional – - Read full post [...]

4th Jul
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Meet Nicky Hayden

We’ve got another new team member to introduce this week! Please join us in welcoming Nicky Hayden, who is a wonderfully talented pencil colorist! Nicky shares: “Hi, my name is Nicky, I am lucky enough to be doing the thing I love the most as a job! I have worked in a craft shop for - Read full post [...]

3rd Jul
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Easy Coloring with Spectrum Noir

This tutorial will show you how to get the look of hair strands and shine in the baby’s hair and light and shade in the ruffles of the tutu without too much effort on your part. Watch this twenty minute video to see how easy it is to color and achieve different results with your - Read full post [...]

2nd Jul
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July Challenge: Summer

Our challenge this month is all about summer! Join us on our Facebook page to play along for a chance to win £30/$30 in Spectrum Noir products, Card of the Month, or Top Three honors! Click here to play along: http://a.pgtb.me/T5bcsm Winners for June will be announced next week! - Read full post [...]

30th Jun
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Meet Tracy Freeman

We’re so excited to introduce the newest member of our talented design team! Please join us in welcoming Tracy Freeman! You may have seen her work on our Facebook page as we’ve admired her coloring for quite some time! Read a bit about Tracy in her own words: “I’m Tracy Freeman…known to most as Tracy - Read full post [...]