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31st Mar

Featured Friends: More From Stampendous!

We’re back with more fantastic creations using Stampendous stamps and accessories! Our design team is having a wonderful time creating with these highly colorable images! Make sure you don’t miss anything we’re sharing during this inspirational week – see all the posts here. Fiona colored the R112 Ranunculus Field with Spectrum Noir markers OR2, OR3, - Read full post [...]

30th Mar

Featured Friends: Stampendous!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Stampendous to bring you a week filled with creativity! If you’re not familiar with Stampendous, here’s a bit about them: For over 30 years Stampendous has been manufacturing and distributing the highest quality products to the craft industry. Our exclusive images and handcrafted Essentials, embossing powders, glitters, micas, etc. - Read full post [...]

25th Mar

Doily Masked Background with Spectrum Aqua

Hello, everyone. In this tutorial I will show you how to make a fun colorful background with a few Spectrum Aqua markers and a paper doily. To make this, I will use: 5 Spectrum Aqua markers: Bud Green, Gold, Scarlet, Wildflower, Kingfisher 1 paper doily cut from Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Decorative Die – Chantilly Lace (also available - Read full post [...]

23rd Mar
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Adding Depth Using a Black Pencil

I’m going to show you how to add depth to an image with the black Spectrum Noir blendable pencil 120. It seems like lots of colorists are hesitant to use this pencil, because it is a true black. But it can add so much depth to images! First I used 084 on both the owls, an image - Read full post [...]

20th Mar

Make Your Own 3D Decoupage

  • Posted by: on 20th Mar 2015 at 8:00am

I would like to share a quick and easy tutorial on how to create your own 3D decoupage.  I have used Spectrum Aqua markers to color the images, but you can use any of the Spectrum Noir family – markers, pencils, or AquaTints, to create 3D projects. For this project the lovely Fuchsia Stamp Set from - Read full post [...]

18th Mar

Creating Patterned Paper with Spectrum Aqua

  • Posted by: on 18th Mar 2015 at 8:00am

I am having a blast playing with the new Spectrum Aqua markers, and I am going to show you how I created the lovely background patterned paper used on this card. To begin, I took several different colors of Spectrum Aqua and scribbled them on a piece of clear acetate. The colors I used are Rose Pink, - Read full post [...]

16th Mar

Single’s Day Card and How-To Video

I have a card I made using the paper piecing technique.  I made my paper using water color paper and the new Spectrum Aqua markers.  You can see this technique in my last video, Spectrum Aqua Techniques.  It is located at the Spectrum Noir YouTube Channel. It features several techniques using the new Spectrum Aqua - Read full post [...]

13th Mar
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Spectrum Aqua Markers & Dove Blender Pen

There are so many great ways to use the new Spectrum Aqua waterolor markers. Here’s a fun and very easy way to color soft shades – on watercolor paper – without using water. Coloring Tips: Start coloring where you want the darkest shades. As you color, the ink that is on the tip of the - Read full post [...]

11th Mar

Whitewash Effect with Spectrum Noir pencils

  • Posted by: on 11th Mar 2015 at 8:00am

I’m sure you will have seen this effect before using ink pads. I wanted to try it with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and I’m thrilled to say the end result is very soft and delicate… just what Vintage Shabby Chic is all about! This is something you can achieve in a very short time and looks so - Read full post [...]

9th Mar

Coloring Tin

In this tutorial I will show you how to make an authentic tin look on the metallic objects with Spectrum Noir Markers. Here I’ll use my Cool Grays (IG1,2,3,4,5) and the Blender pen. We’ll do the simple blending technique for coloring a cylindrical object. Since we want our watering can to be super shiny we’ll make the - Read full post [...]