Crafting How-Tos

Making Plaid Backgrounds with AquaTints

Design team member Maya has created a fun and easy process to create custom-made backgrounds with Spectrum Noir AquaTint inks! She shared, "I wanted to share a really fun and easy technique for making backgrounds. Plaid patterns are very on trend at the moment and I keep seeing them everywhere." Making them yourself is easy,

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Adding Shimmer to Embossed Backgrounds

This video tutorial will focus on how to add shimmer to embossed backgrounds with Spectrum Noir AquaTint inks. Gather your supplies First, get all of the supplies you need in one place, to make crafting easy! You will need Gold or Silver AquaTint inks to recreate this project. In addition to this you also need

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Loose Watercolouring with Aqua Markers

Learn to create a card using the loose watercolour technique, Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers and AquaBlend pencils! In the video below, learn how easy it is to combine watercolour markers and watercolour pencils! Spectrum Noir Supplies Needed: Aqua Markers: Yellow, Red Violet, Aquamarine, Bud Green, Rose Pink AquaBlend Pencils: Dove Grey, Soft Red, Rose, Parakeet,

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Create an Outdoor Scene

This tutorial will share how I created this fun camping-themed outdoor scene. My husband and I enjoy camping and doing things with the kids outdoors, so I thought this was the perfect idea behind a sweet card to give him. I started with a simple piece of the Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock cut to

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Watercolouring With Spectrum Noir Sparkle

Watercolour is fun to use for cards with various trendy themes, especially coffee. This tutorial will be showing you how to use your Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens to create a gorgeous watercolour background. See design team member Roxanne's process below: Creating the Card Step 1: I grabbed my paper supplies which are a card base

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Gold Embossing with Aqua Markers

Spectrum Noir's Aqua watercolour markers are an easy way to add watercolour to any creation. By combining Aqua markers with gold embossing powder an elegant effect can be created. Step 1: Add VersaMark watermark ink onto the background stamp. Stamp onto Black Pearl Shimmering Cardstock (alternatively use Centura Pearl). Step 2: Add gold embossing powder

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ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft

Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils look amazing on kraft cardstock! This tutorial will share a great tip on how to brighten the vintage tone that results in coloring on kraft cardstock and also helps with blending. The white pencil (found in the ColourBlend Essentials tin) can be used to color the initial layer, which gives a

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Smacking Acetate

In this tutorial we will look at the ‘Smacking Acetate’ technique. Colorful results can be achieved using various media and acetate. For this project I have used Spectrum Noir markers GT2, GT3, PP2, BT4, Bt6, BT8, two small sheets of acetate, approx. 4” x 7”, some surgical spirit (rubbing alcohol, or alternatively you can use

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Colouring Directly on Stamps with Aqua Markers

This tutorial will share how colour directly onto stamps using Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers. This is a simple yet stunning technique. Step 1: Trim a piece of watercolour card stock to 4 x 5.25. Align stamp as to where it will be stamped on the card stock. Use a stamp position-er to stamping tool

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Masking with Stencils & Aqua Markers

Combine Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers and a stencil to create the perfect custom background! Learn how in the steps below. Colour the bird image Step 1: Before creating the background, create the focal point image. Stamp a bird on watercolour paper using black dye ink. Cover with clear embossing powder and activate with a

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