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16th Feb

Adding shimmer to embossed backgrounds

Create a shimmer background This 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 nee din one place, to make crafting easy! You will need Gold or Silver AquaTint inks to recreate this project. In addition to this - Read full post [...]

15th Feb

February Challenge & January Winners!

New challenge for February Ready for a brand new challenge? Color up ANYTHING you want using your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sparkle markers, blendable colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Spectrum Aqua markers, or AquaTint inks, put it on any card or project, and you can play along with us! Share your work with us, enter below - Read full post [...]

13th Feb

Coloring Fair Skin Part Two

This is the second part of the coloring Fair Skin and Hair tutorial. Part 1 of this tutorial can be found HERE. Coloring Red Hair Tutorial In coloring red hair we will be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers TN7 TN6 and OR1. Start by applying the darkest color, TN7 in the shadow areas of the hair. - 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 [...]

31st Jan

Meet Bonnita Moaby

We are very excited to welcome a talented new member to our design team today! Get to know Bonnita Moaby (or Bonnita Doodles, as you may know her in the art world). Even from a young age Bonnita remembers spending hours colouring in or drawing. This carried on into her school years and beyond. Going - Read full post [...]

19th Jan

Masking with Stencils and Aqua Markers

Combine Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolor markers and a stencil to create the perfect custom background! Learn how in the steps below. Color the bird image Before creating the background, create the focal point image.  Stamp a bird on watercolour paper using black dye in. Cover with clear embossing powder and activate with a heat gun. - Read full post [...]

11th Jan

Come Color With Us!

First Challenge of 2017! Ready for a brand new challenge? Color up ANYTHING you want using your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Sparkle markers, blendable colored pencils, watercolor pencils, Spectrum Aqua markers, or AquaTint inks, put it on any card or project, and you can play along with us! Share your work with us, enter below - Read full post [...]

9th Jan

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. To color the image: Coloring the petals: First, stamp or print the image of your choice - Read full post [...]

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 [...]

4th Jan

Coloring Fair Skin

This tutorial will share how to color fair skin with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. For this example the following markers are: FS9, FS4, FS2, TN1, CR2, and TN2. The first step is to add in the shadow details with the darkest marker in the blend, FS9. The shadows will be around the sides of the - Read full post [...]