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26th Aug

Fur Tutorial Using Spectrum Noir Pencils

I’m going to show you how to create two different textures using the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. Technique No 1: Fur Start by coloring Bebunni’s face with 114, hold the pencil around half way down and use small circular motion to give a smooth all over color. Darken the shadows around the edges with 115, and - Read full post [...]

25th Aug

Lily with Watercolored Background

We had to share this card from Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration design team member Swarup Murthy here on our blog. It’s absolutely stunning! To create it, Swarup used her Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, OR2, OR3, GB2, GB4, EB4, EB2, EB5, GG5, DG3 And she shared this about the process: “I just kept layering and blending - Read full post [...]

22nd Aug

Layered images and mixed coloring

In this tutorial I will show you how to make multi-layered images and to have a lot of fun mixing different coloring techniques. First be sure to pick a simple image without intricate and crisscrossing layers. In my example I used Heart Fairy Framed from DBS which easily could be separated in 5 overlapping strata. - Read full post [...]

21st Aug
Hibiscus Card

Faux Watercolor with Spectrum Noir Markers

Hi everyone!  I have a technique to share with you called Faux Watercolor with Spectrum Noir markers. It’s super fun and the results are amazing! Just like real watercoloring, you will get unique results every time. With a little practice, this coloring technique is really easy. Make sure you read through this whole tutorial, as I’ve - Read full post [...]

19th Aug

Meet Jenn Cochran

We have got one more fabulously talented colorist to introduce to you! We’re pleased to welcome Jenn Cochran to our team! My Name is Jenn. I am a card making, coloring, stamp loving , paper hoarding, ink smearing, glitter throwing, glue globbing, good ol’ Colorado girl! I author Jax Bean Stalks blog and also own - Read full post [...]

14th Aug
Card 3 v2

Meet Sally Astill

We’re thrilled to be adding another pencil specialist to our talented design team! Please help us welcome Sally Astill! I’m Sally Astill, also known in the blogging world as Scallywags. I was stunned and delighted to be asked to join the Spectrum Noir DT, I am so honoured to join such a talented team of - Read full post [...]

13th Aug

‘Flicking’ technique using Spectrum Noir brush nibs and pencils

  • Posted by: on 13th Aug 2014 at 8:00am

Hello to everyone. I would like to share with you how I add texture, depth and contrast to an image using the ‘flicking’ technique, your Spectrum Noir markers and brush nibs, with final detail added using the blendable pencils. For this tutorial I have used the digital stamp – Fox from Oak Park Creations. Spectrum - Read full post [...]

8th Aug
final step

Coloring Large and Detailed Images

When I first started coloring , one of the things that I stayed clear of was large images with lots of detail, I used to look at the image and think “Where do I start !?”  Today I wanted to share a tutorial with you that will hopefully help you realize it isn’t that scary. - Read full post [...]

7th Aug

July 2014 Challenge Winners

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

6th Aug

How to Make a Pinwheel

Hello, everyone. Don’t you just love to make your own coordinating embellishments for your cards? One of my favorite elements are pinwheels and in this tutorial I will show you how I do them. You’ll need: Square piece of designer paper (preferably double sided) 1 brad Scissors Step 1: Cut a square piece of designer - Read full post [...]