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14th Dec

Christmas Tree Branches

Every one is short on time around the festive season! Thsi tutorial will share a quick way to make a stunning card using our colored pencils! Design team member Jo shared, “This is such a fun way to create a Christmas card, very quick and very effective. I used pencils from the AquaBlend Primaries set. - Read full post [...]

13th Sep

AquaBlend pencils on Kraft

Experimenting with different kind of paper is a great way to stretch your supplies. The same image colored the same way can look really different by just switching your plain white cardstock to a colored one. Discovering you could watercolor on regular kraft cardstock without warping or pilling was a happy accident to me but - Read full post [...]

25th Jul

Fun Backgrounds with Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils

I have created a quick video to show you a fun technique for use with your Aquablend pencils. This technique can create backgrounds as shown in the video, and the cards below. It can also be used to create a textured look, or even to create Cupcake sprinkles….the possibilities are endless and so much fun. - Read full post [...]

13th Jul

Coloring Bricks With AquaBlend Pencils

This tutorial will show you how to color bricks with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils (Clay, Charcoal Brown and Black Umber). For the first step we’ll be using the Clay pencil. First you’ll add just a little color to the left side of one brick. Using a small paintbrush dipped in water spread the color - Read full post [...]

29th Jun

Using AquaBlend Pencils with Stencils

If you like the hand drawn look but don’t feel confident enough to draw on your projects this is a great way to make it look like you have hand drawn your images. Use your stencils, die-cuts or an electronic die-cut machine to make your own stencils to use as guides. I have put together - Read full post [...]

24th Jun

Quick Coloring with Spectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils

Here’s a really quick way to create a hand painted card that will make your friends think you spent ages creating a piece of art that just took a few minutes. You will need: AquaBlend Pencils, watercolor card, a paint pallet, a craft knife, a mop brush and a round brush, heat tool, stamp of your choice - Read full post [...]

13th Jun

Coloring Baby Skin With Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils

In this video tutorial I will show a quick and simple way to color baby skin with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils. To color the skin I used the Coral and Soft Red AquaBlend Pencils. For the rest of the image I used Charcoal Brown, Ruby, Fossil Grey, Aegean Blue and Deep Blue. I also - Read full post [...]

18th May

Focus on Folds

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This tutorial looks at coloring with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils.  There are various ways to use this coloring medium. For this project we will apply the pencil color directly to an image and disperse the color with a moist, but not to wet, paintbrush. This is a digital image printed onto watercolor paper.  - Read full post [...]

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 [...]

2nd May

Coloring Small Flower Petals with AquaBlend Pencils

The new AquaBlend watercolor pencils from Spectrum Noir make it so quick and easy to turn designs into watercolor masterpieces! This tutorial will show you step by step how to color small flower petals. Tip: For the flower petals shown in the picture, the AquaBlend pencil colors used are Hickory, Carmine, Ruby and Strawberry. If you - Read full post [...]