Crafting How-Tos

Stamped Watercolour Backdrops

Watercolour techniques are some of the hottest colouring and stamping trends with papercrafters right now. This tutorial shows how to easily create a watercolour backdrop by coloring Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers directly on a single image, then stamping it on watercolour paper. There is no mess with paint brushes or cups of water. Each

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ColourBlend Pencils on Vellum

Our ColourBlend artist’s pencils are fully loaded with premium grade wax-based pigment, for a rich, velvety colour laydown with outstanding blendability. They can be used alone for traditional sketching and illustration. This tutorial will share how to create a soft and delicate coloring with your Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils on Vellum Paper. Step 1: Stamp

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‘No-line’ Colouring Technique

‘No-line’ colouring is a fun technique for creating a softer image with your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. This tutorial will share with you some tips and tricks for achieving this look. Getting Started: Step 1: Here a stamp has been mounted onto a Rock-a-Block stamping mount and inked using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and

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Colour with Metallic Pencils

The Spectrum Noir range of colouring products has been designed to allow artists to to combine various products from within the colouring range. This tutorial covers colouring with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend and Metallic coloured pencils. Prepare your image: Step 1: Start by stamping or printing your image onto black matt card. For this project a

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Custom-Made Gift Box

Want to create a quick & easy-to-make thank you gift box? Use Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to make a stunning topper for a gift box perfect for not only a thank you gift, but to use throughout the year. We will start by colouring the image to decorate the custom-made box. Colouring the petals: Step

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Focus on Folds

This tutorial looks at colouring with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolour pencils. There are various ways to use this colouring medium. For this project we will apply the pencil colour directly to an image and disperse the colour with a moist, but not to wet, paintbrush. Colouring the Dress This is a digital image printed

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Watercoloured Three-Tier Gift Box

This watercoloured gift box set uses just one Spectrum Aqua Marker. An easy to make project that is sure to impress! How to watercolour the box lids: Step 1: First, trim two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” watercolour cardstock as shown in picture. Step 2: Then apply anti-static powder to each panel, if desired.

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