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Author: Fiona Robertson

6th Jan

Create a Marbled Mug

Make a marbled ceramic mug! Looking for a quick and easy handmade gift for a friend (or for yourself)? I spotted a video recently detailing how to create marbled ceramic mugs with alcohol inks and thought I’d give it a try for something new and different! Supplies: For this project you will need some Spectrum - Read full post [...]

6th Dec

Watercolored Trees

Watercoloring is quick, easy, and on-trend this year! This tutorial will share how to watercolor some snowy trees with our Aqua markers. First cut a piece of watercolor card to size. Then scribble the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers onto a stamping mat or acrylic block. This card uses Moss and Navy. Stamp the tree stamp - Read full post [...]

23rd Sep

Watercolored Background & Image

Everyone loves to create a quick and easy card. And the watercoloring trend is so fun and popular right now! I am sharing with you how I made this card with a watercolored wash background and some watercolored trees.. it’s on trend and quick to make, too! That’s a perfect combination! First I colored a - Read full post [...]

12th Aug

Watercolored Background

Quick & easy cards come in handy for so many occasions, and you can create ones that look like a lot of work went into them…. when really they didn’t! Spectrum Aqua markers help easily create a watercolored background. This tutorial will share with you how I made this clean and simple card. You don’t - Read full post [...]

20th Jul

Create a Background with Shaving Cream & AquaTint Inks

Did you know you could make a card using Spectrum Noir Aquatints and some shaving foam? This tutorial will show you how I use the technique to create a quick and easy card. First up, I sprayed some shaving foam onto my craft sheet and smoothed it out to make the surface even. Next I - Read full post [...]

27th May

Airbrush Shading with Spectrum Noir Markers

Airbrushing is a wonderful effect when used with alcohol markers. This tutorial will share with you how I colored this little cutie using my Spectrum Noir Markers and my e-Brush, but the concepts are the same with any airbrush system you choose. The image I have used is from Stampendous and is called Nosey Cat. - Read full post [...]

1st Apr

Aquatints & the Wax Resist Technique

This tutorial will share how to make a background using Spectrum Noir AquaTint inks with the wax resist technique. First I cut a piece of wax paper and ran it through an embossing folder. Then I sandwiched the wax paper between two pieces of watercolor card and gave it an iron…not too much but just enough - Read full post [...]

20th Jan

Distressed Background & image with Spectrum Aqua

This tutorial will focus on how I color a background and image using Spectrum Aqua watercolor pens. First I stamped my image onto Watercolor card using Archival Ink and then I left it aside for a couple of minutes just to dry off a bit. I always like to color the pens onto acetate and - Read full post [...]

14th Jan

A Bit of Sparkle with Aqua Pens

I thought I would share with you how to mix Spectrum Aqua pens and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens together. The results you can achieve with this are spectacular!  I cut a piece of watercolor card to the required size (here, I’ve chosen 6″ x 6″) and I also die-cut the numbers to use on my - Read full post [...]

21st Sep

Coloring with Blendable Pencils & Solution

I am sharing a tutorial on how to color on kraft cardstock with blendable pencils and using blending solution. Several crafters on our Facebook page asked for a tutorial on this. I always think there is room to grow and get better, so I do think I need a bit of practice with this but I - Read full post [...]