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4th Aug
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5th Oct

Sparkle Pen & AquaBlend Pencil Techniques

Looking for new ways to use Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and AquaBlend pencils? This tutorial that will do just that! Create a super sparkly Halloween Trick or Treat card while learning a couple different ways to use your coloring tools. Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post. 1. Die-cut card base from kraft - Read full post [...]

3rd Oct

Colouring with Metallic Sparkle pens

Have you tried coloring with the gorgeous Spectrum Noir Metallic Sparkle pens? This quick tutorial will focus on using them to color a quick image. Using watercolor cardstock, print or stamp your image. Next, wet the tail heavily with a paintbrush or waterbrush. This image is from A Day for Daisies. Using the Onyx Black - Read full post [...]

30th Sep
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Wavy Background with Spectrum Aqua

You can’t really have too many background techniques in your arsenal. Here is one that is really fun to do, and it looks great for any occasion. Just change the colors. Use good quality watercolor paper for this technique. You work the paper a lot and make many layers and many of the cheaper papers - Read full post [...]

28th Sep

ColourBlend Pencil Resist

I wanted to share an easy, and versatile technique using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. I have used a stencil in the below video, but this can be used if you want to freehand a pattern or image. It also works with a number of different mediums, including Spectrum Aqua Markers or Spectrum Noir AquaTints. I - Read full post [...]

26th Sep

Fruits of the Season

  • Posted by: on 26th Sep 2016 at 8:00am

The nights are drawing in and autumn is upon us.  The focus is now on shades of orange and yellow and we know that the year is on the turn!  This tutorial looks at coloring some fruits of the season.  Here delicious, shiny apples have been colored and shaded using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. Print or - Read full post [...]

23rd Sep

Watercolored Background & Image

Everyone loves to create a quick and easy card. And the watercoloring trend is so fun and popular right now! I am sharing with you how I made this card with a watercolored wash background and some watercolored trees.. it’s on trend and quick to make, too! That’s a perfect combination! First I colored a - Read full post [...]

21st Sep

Halloween Green

Halloween is coming! It’s the perfect time of year to experiment with colors of skin that aren’t something you see every day… like purple, blue, orange, or green! I love coloring up with green markers, and this image from Pollycraft/Little Miss Muffet Designs was screaming out for green skin! Start with a layer of LG5. - Read full post [...]

19th Sep

Layered Backgrounds using Spectrum Aqua Markers

  • Posted by: on 19th Sep 2016 at 8:00am

Spectrum Aqua markers are the perfect medium for creating stunning layered background papers for your papercrafting projects. Begin by scribbling various colors of Spectrum Aqua markers on a large acrylic block. Spritz water over the acrylic block. Take a piece of high gloss cardstock, lay shiny side down on top of the acrylic block, carefully - Read full post [...]

16th Sep

ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft Cardstock

  • Posted by: on 16th Sep 2016 at 3:00am

Coloring on kraft cardstock is fun and using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils produces a subtle, soft effect when applied.   For this project (which I have used Neenah Desert Storm kraft for) we will look at coloring the skin and hair of the image using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. A digital stamp from - Read full post [...]

14th Sep
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Creating a Night Sky with AquaTints

Night skies and all things outer space are quite popular in crafting at the moment. Creating a night sky/galaxy can seem a bit daunting, but it really is easy and fun! I have found that Spectrum Noir AquaTint inks are one of the best mediums to use for this technique, along with good watercolor card - Read full post [...]