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Author: Sandie Gough
Sandie Gough

Sandie Gough lives in the UK with her husband and 8 children. She over 15 years craft experience, teaching, demonstrating, facilitating/designing art therapy sessions and you can find out more on her blog at

11th May

Spectrum AquaBlend Pencils Techniques Part One

This tutorial will show how to achieve one of the possible techniques with the new Spectrum AquaBlend pencils. The AquaBlend pencils are so rich in pigment that the colours are achievable from the darkest shade to the palest! The video tutorial is a real time journey with just three AquaBlend pencils using the wash effect - Read full post [...]

25th Apr

Tile Stamping with Spectrum Sparkle Noir Pens

This tutorial will show how to use small shapes as tiles, stamping an image and then blending with the beautiful Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Materials used: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Spring/Summer 12 set – Cosmos, Moonstone, Pink Champagne, Clear Diamond Press – Die Cutter Diamond Press Starter Pack Stamp Set – sentiment used Diamond - Read full post [...]

21st Mar

Vintage Distressing with Aqua Markers

This tutorial will focus on double layer stamping, shading on paper piecing and then a neat technique with the Spectrum Aqua Markers to achieve a vintage inked look to the edges. Sounds like a lot but honestly you will see as you dive into the video that these techniques all come together to make a - Read full post [...]

24th Feb

Spectrum Noir Sparkle: Watercolor Floral

This step by step tutorial shows how depth and shading can be achieved when watercoloring with the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. If you haven’t yet seen the pens, they’re the new glitter pens in the Spectrum Noir range, that contain a fine glitter micro-pigment. The flexible nylon brush tip means you can apply the - Read full post [...]

4th Feb

Creating Fur Effects With Spectrum Noir Markers

In this tutorial I will show how to use Spectrum Noir markers to create fur texture on stamped images. There are two main ways to do this: by flicking motions or by using the blender pen to ‘move’ the base color to create a textured look.   I will concentrate on the first for this - Read full post [...]

15th Jan

Splatter Flowers with Spectrum Noir Sparkle

In this short tutorial I will show you how to use your Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens in a quick, fun way! Sparkle is so hard to capture on camera, but you’ll have to trust me the color is on the flowers do shimmer fabulously! The materials needed to make this card are listed at the - Read full post [...]

11th Nov

Spectrum Noir Sparkle: Landscaping Tutorial

This step-by-step tutorial takes water color background to the next level using the brand new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. The Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens are water-based and blend effortlessly with the Spectrum Aqua pens, bringing another dimension to water color background building. The intense sparkle of the pens is so hard to capture on video, - Read full post [...]

5th Oct

Gift Card Wallet with Spectrum Aqua

Gift card wallets are a great way to use your Spectrum Noir products to make personalized gift card or store card wallets for the hard-to-buy for friends and family! This tutorial will focus on completing the gift card wallet started in this video below, and seen in this blog post. Please do refer to it - Read full post [...]

31st Aug

Underwater with Spectrum Noir AquaTint Paints

The Spectrum Noir AquaTint collection of paints are available in sets of six colors, with each set having complimentary color tones. Colors are intense and rich which brings an extremely vibrant tone to watercolor painting. This video tutorial using AquaTint paints focuses on a ‘wash technique’ to create an underwater scene. It then takes the scene - Read full post [...]

31st Jul

Video: Easy Christmas Landscapes with Spectrum Aqua

In this tutorial the Spectrum Aqua markers are used to make light weight of those ‘must do’ Christmas makes. The image created is the front page to a Christmas Gift Card Wallet to hold all those store gift cards for the hard to buy for members of the family. Watch the video below to see - Read full post [...]