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2nd May

Coloring Small Flower Petals with AquaBlend Pencils

The new AquaBlend watercolor pencils from Spectrum Noir make it so quick and easy to turn designs into watercolor masterpieces! This tutorial will show you step by step how to color small flower petals. Tip: For the flower petals shown in the picture, the AquaBlend pencil colors used are Hickory, Carmine, Ruby and Strawberry. If you - Read full post [...]

25th Apr

Tile Stamping with Spectrum Sparkle Noir Pens

This tutorial will show how to use small shapes as tiles, stamping an image and then blending with the beautiful Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Materials used: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Spring/Summer 12 set – Cosmos, Moonstone, Pink Champagne, Clear Diamond Press – Die Cutter Diamond Press Starter Pack Stamp Set – sentiment used Diamond - Read full post [...]

22nd Apr
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Clear Sparkle Pen & AquaBlend Pencils

This tutorial will share with you another great way of combining two versatile & popular Spectrum Noir products, clear Sparkle pens and the gorgeous AquaBlend pencils. First stamp your image using a permanent ink (I used a grey Versafine). It’s not as heavy as black so a softer, more pastel look can be achieved. Permanent - Read full post [...]

20th Apr

Coloring Puddles

This tutorial will show how to color puddles on a paved or cement colored surface. Featured are Spectrum Noir alcohol markers BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, GG3, GG4, GG5, TB3, TB1, LY1, and GB4. Since we are coloring a puddle on top of pavement, it will have a grey base with hints of blue in - Read full post [...]

18th Apr

AquaBlends Splat Background

This tutorial will show you how to create a “splatty” style background on your image. First of all colour your image and trim to size as you usually would. I have used Aquablend pencils to colour this image, from A Day for Daisies. Scribble some of the pencils onto some scrap paper and add some - Read full post [...]

15th Apr

Coloring Mediums for Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Part Two

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This is the second part of the tutorial exploring the various types of paper and card that can be used to color with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  The focus will be on the use of the Vintage Hues and Metallics pen sets.  In part one of the tutorial we looked at using Vellum, Stamping Card, Centura Pearl, - Read full post [...]

13th Apr

Watercolor stripes

This is a quick technique for making backgrounds that is super easy and fun. You can also vary it in so many different ways to make it just the way you want it. I used the new AquaBlend pencils but you could as well use the Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. Start by drawing lines with - Read full post [...]

11th Apr

Sparkle & Color Together

I wanted to share a fun and different way to use your Spectrum Aqua Markers along with your Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen. This tutorial will show you how to create the card pictured above, but this technique lends itself to so many different styles of card. A list of supplies used are at the - Read full post [...]

8th Apr
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New Challenge for April + Lots of Winners!

Ready for a brand new challenge? Our chosen theme is all about two colors – we want you to use your PASTEL COLORS … that’s right, you can create anything you want using your favorite Spectrum Noir products and play along with us for a chance to win $30/£0 in goodies! Please remember to use - Read full post [...]

6th Apr

Spectrum Noir Sparkle on Diecuts

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens make it so fun and easy to take your diecuts to the next level. This tutorial will show you a quick technique to add a burst of shimmery color to your diecuts. Choose the diecuts that you would like to add some Sparkle to. For this tutorial, the Sheena Douglass Wild Rose flower - Read full post [...]