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2nd Nov

Custom Coloring Shaker Beads with Spectrum Noir Refill Inks

Refill inks are often thought of as just to refill your markers, but you can do so much more with them. Shaker cards are great fun to make and receive, but I often find that I don’t have the color shaker material I am looking for…this is where my refill inks come in. This is - Read full post [...]

20th May
Reinker Landscape Background Completed Project View 2 Lori Barnett Watermarked

Creating Landscape Backgrounds with Refill Inks

Spectrum Noir Alcohol refill inks can be used in many creative ways, like this quick and easy landscape background panel on glossy cardstock. Just a few drops of ink will go a long way, so you can make multiple panels at the same time! Change up the ink colors for any season or landscape settings. 1. - Read full post [...]

15th Feb
Finished Project

Adding Texture with Blender Re-Inker

Here is a quick and easy way to create texture on an image using Spectrum Noir Blender Re-inker and a piece of terry clothe. The blender solution pushes/moves marker color out of the way.  By adding some of the blender re-inker to a piece of cloth, and then pressing it on an image that is - Read full post [...]

2nd Sep
Refills on Metal Artistic Trading Card

Spectrum Noir Ink Refills on Embossed Metal

Feel like getting a little “artsy?” You have come to the right place! There are so many fantastic tutorials and design ideas using all the Spectrum Noir and Spectrum Aqua products right here on the Spectrum Noir website. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in our ‘Tutorials’ drop-down menu above, here are a - Read full post [...]

18th Feb

Make a Suncatcher

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a sun catcher. With the festive season behind us the sunnier days should soon be with us. I wanted to show you something a little different to create using your markers… this is such a fun technique and can be used in so many different ways, - Read full post [...]

9th Dec
stenciled Happy Elf Christmas card

Stenciling for Christmas Card Making

Our friend Sara Naumann shared a fabulous technique on her YouTube channel recently, and has allowed us to re-post it here! This is a fabulous and easy idea for creating gorgeous card – not just festive ones, though! You could change the ink colors to suit any occasions or season. Watch Sara’s nine minute video - Read full post [...]

15th Jul
Re-Inkers and Stencils Tags

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 [...]

29th Jan

Coloring Flowers

I would like to show you how you can color flowers with your Spectrum Noir refill inks.  I normally only buy flowers in white and/or cream and then color them to match what I colors I am using in my project. First of all you need rubbing alcohol, the Spectrum Noir refill ink of your - Read full post [...]

13th Dec
Final photo

Playing with Watercolor Paper

After taking a walk outside my house looking for inspiration, I could not help but notice the sun shining on my holly tree. I loved the range of color and the light bouncing off. With that inspiration in mind, I decided to have a go with my Spectrum Noir refill inks and watercolor paper. Here - Read full post [...]

15th Sep

Fur Texture Tutorial

Hello, everyone.  Do you have a favorite character you love to color?  I really enjoy coloring people but from time to time, I love to color animals as well.  They tend to be a bit of a challenge, especially because of the fur or other texture. I would like to show you an easy technique - Read full post [...]