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Author: Lori Barnett
Lori Barnett

I'm Lori Barnett and I live in Gilbert, Arizona (USA) with my husband and youngest daughter. I'm super excited to be part of the Spectrum Noir Team! I'm also very proud to be on the Crafter's Companion USA Inspiration Design Team and Challenge Team. About 10 years ago is when I really got hooked on art stamping and paper crafting. I've spent a number of years designing and teaching coloring classes, card classes, and other misc. fun workshops. There's nothing better than sharing my creative journey with other crafters who love stamps, inks and paper as much as I do! Coloring stamped images makes me happy, but I also love trying new styles and techniques to maximize my supplies. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are my favorite -- especially with glitter sprinkled on top :) Happy coloring

7th Mar

Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend

A great feature with Spectrum Noir markers is the ability to blend colours together. The “Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend” technique is easy to learn and gives amazing results. With this method, you can easily colour a darker marker shade that will gradually fade into a lighter marker colour. Before you start Like any other colouring or - Read full post [...]

8th Feb

Watercolored Three-Tier Gift Box

This watercolored gift box set uses just one Spectrum Aqua Marker. An easy to make project that is sure to impress! How to watercolor the box lids First, trim two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock as shown in picture. Then apply anti-static powder to each panel, if desired. On the - Read full post [...]

5th Oct

Sparkle Pen & AquaBlend Pencil Techniques

Looking for new ways to use Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens and AquaBlend pencils? This tutorial that will do just that! Create a super sparkly Halloween Trick or Treat card while learning a couple different ways to use your coloring tools. Supplies are listed at the bottom of this post. 1. Die-cut card base from kraft - Read full post [...]

17th Aug

Watercolor Layering Stamps

This tutorial will show you how to use Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers with a set of layering stamps. Layering stamp sets are super popular these days. The images are stamped progressively, creating a dimensional layered look. The results are stunning! You will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to build color and - Read full post [...]

20th May

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 Mar

Color Tinting Photos: Tips & Tricks

Looking for a fun and unique way to use photos on a scrapbook page, greeting card, or other crafty project? Try color tinting b&w photos with Spectrum Noir markers. Create amazing hand-tinted photos, simply by adding a dash of color to black and white prints! Whether you are looking to re-create a nostalgic vintage looking - Read full post [...]

15th Feb

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 [...]

30th Nov

Altered Designer Cardstock

There are so many ways to use Spectrum Noir markers beyond coloring stamped images. Here’s a fantastic way to transform designer cardstock by using just a few marker colors. In minutes, you will have altered the papers using this technique, and be ready to create a card! Supplies: Spectrum Noir Markers – CR4, CR8, DG2, - Read full post [...]

14th Oct

Simply Haunted Background

Here’s a fun background that is quick and easy to create. If you are a beginner with the eBrush, this simple tutorial is just right to get you started. By switching out the colors and stamps, you can transform the haunted background into a winter scene and more! Supplies: Spectrum Noir Marker – Black Craftwell - Read full post [...]

18th Sep

Aqua Emboss Resist with a Twist

‘Emboss Resist’ is a very popular technique with card makers. There are many different ways of using this technique to get fantastic designs. This tutorial takes the basic emboss resist technique one step further. With just two Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, along with a few other supplies, you will be amazed at the added depth - Read full post [...]