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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 [...]

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 [...]

21st Dec

Christmas Ornament Using AquaTint Inks

The Christmas is almost upon us and there is nothing more special than receiving a present that shows attitude and personal touch. That’s why I offer you to make a traditional Christmas tree ornament by using your Specrum Noir AquaTint Inks. The theme is snowy winter night because of how much I like the color - Read full post [...]

20th Dec

Quick & Easy Christmas Tag

Short on time this festive season? This tutorial will give you an idea how to use pre-colored images on an easy Christmas tag and utilize another thing that there is always an abundance of in any crafter’s stash –  scraps of patterned paper. The materials you need are: – a colored image – tag base - Read full post [...]

2nd Nov

Custom Coloring Shaker Beads with Spectrum Noir Refill Inks

Refill inks are often thought of as just to refill your markers, but you can do so much more with them. Shaker cards are great fun to make and receive, but I often find that I don’t have the color shaker material I am looking for…this is where my refill inks come in. This is - Read full post [...]

26th Oct

How to match the wrapping paper with your card

In this tutorial I’ll show you a quick and easy way to make a beautiful gift set. I love to match the wrapping with the card on which I write the birthday wishes on. That’s why I always keep a pack of simple kraft paper in my stash because it’s very easy to be modified. - Read full post [...]

15th Aug

Coloring a Watermelon Slice

What is your favorite thing about summer? The sweet and juicy watermelon is one of my favorite fruits and in this tutorial I’ll show you how to color a slice of it with the Spectrum Noir Markers. My image is called Anna Belle Sweetness from Tiddly Inks. I’ve colored the skin with TN2, TN3, TN4, - Read full post [...]

15th Jun

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker Keychain

  • Posted by: on 15th Jun 2016 at 8:00am

Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers color beautifully on ink jet printable shrink film. This tutorial will show you how to make a sparkly keychain using shrink film and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. Using StazOn ink, stamp an image on the printable (textured) side of the ink jet printable shrink film. Color the image using Spectrum Noir - Read full post [...]

20th Apr

Coloring Puddles

This tutorial will show how to color puddles on a paved or cement colored surface. Featured are Spectrum Noir alcohol markers BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, GG3, GG4, GG5, TB3, TB1, LY1, and GB4. Since we are coloring a puddle on top of pavement, it will have a grey base with hints of blue in - Read full post [...]