Coloring Mediums for Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Part One

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens are very versatile and can be used with great effect on a wide variety of coloring materials. In this tutorial we will explore coloring with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens on a range of card and papers.



Here the flower stamps have been applied to vellum paper with clear embossing ink and embossed with Stampendous Frantage Embossing Powder – Shabby Pink and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have been painted within the embossed lines.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens used: Moonstone and Soft Jade, Rose Quartz and Pink Champagne.

The completed, cut out and assembled vellum flowers.
Stamping Card:

For this project Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have been painted directly to the stamp and then applied to the bookmark project.  A small spritz of water was added to the inked stamp, to assist with spread of the pigment. Extra sparkle detail was added to the unpainted areas of the images with Crystal Clear Sparkle pen.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens used:  Emerald Green, Blue Topaz, Pink Garnet,  Crystal Clear.

Centura Pearl:

A floral folder has been embossed  onto Centura Pearl Card – snow white silver. Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have been applied directly to all of the debossed sections of the project.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens used: Aquamarine and Crystal Clear.


Here Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have been painted directly to a parchement sheet, over a plastic stencil.  Tape your stencil down onto the parchment to prevent movement during painting.

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens used:  Blue Topaz, Soft Jade, Moonlight, Harvest Moon.


Two coats of Gesso were applied to seal the canvas and prevent the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pigment from seeping into the canvas. The stamp was applied using Stazon Ink and colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.


Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens used: Red Berry, Holly Leaf, Aquamarine, Pink Garnet, Olive Jade, Moonstone, Cosmos, Soft Jade, Solar Red, Crystal Clear.

Kraft Card:

For this project the image was stamped with Stazon Ink onto kraft card and colored directly to kraft with Spectrum Sparkle pens.

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: Rose Quartz, Soft Jade, Solar Red, Emerald Green, Crystal Clear, Red Berry, Smoked Quartz, Moonlight.

I hope you have found this tutorial useful. In part two of the tutorial we will further explore coloring materials and use further shades from the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen range.

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens used:

Moonstone, Soft Jade, Rose Quartz, Pink Champagne, Emerald Green, Blue Topaz, Pink Garnet,  Crystal Clear, Aquamarine, Moonlight, Harvest Moon, Red Berry, Holly Leaf, Olive Jade, Cosmos, Solar Red, Smoked Quartz

Stamps used:  All a Flutter – Sheena Douglass, Sara Signature – Just for You, Butterfly Lullaby, Flowers in Bloom – Morgan Fitzsimons, Summer Garden – Morgan Fitzsimons, Arianna Blooms – Heartfelt Creations.

Stamping inks used: Tsukineko Stazon Solvent Ink Pad – Jet Black, Ranger Perfect Medium Stamp Pad.

Card and papers used:  Neenah Kraft Desert Storm Card, Crafter’s Companion Printable Parchment Paper, Centura Pearl Card – Snow White/Silver, Crafter’s Companion Printable Vellum Paper, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card.

Tutorial credit: Laine Webb

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