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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 [...]

29th Jul

Shades of Gray with Blendable Pencils

Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils are wonderful for coloring an image solely with grays.  When coloring in black and white, “Cool Grays” and “Warm Grays” are the two most common color options. This is a sample of the Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils that can be used for both coloring options. Warm Grays add a - Read full post [...]

22nd Jun

Blue Swatches & Color Combinations

In this tutorial I will give you some of my favorite blue combinations that can be achieved with Spectrum Noir markers and how they can be used with other colors to make a perfect match. I used a little girl’s image from Tiddly Inks and colored it in four different ways. On the picture above - Read full post [...]

11th Apr

Shades of Gray

I came across a beautiful rose stamp from Indigo Blu and my first temptation was to color this in shades of red. Then I thought, “Why not try shades of gray?” 1.  In the image below I have colored the top rose in to see how I liked it and following are step by step - Read full post [...]

4th Jan

Color Focus Class: Greens

We recently shared videos from Christina Griffiths, who has been creating Color Classes in video form. She’s created a new one using the Green pens.  Have a look! You can see more of Christina’s wonderful work on her website, Card Making Magic. A note about our regular Color Focus series: it will return on January - Read full post [...]

6th Dec

Color Focus: Pale Hues

The Color Focus for this week is the Pale Hues. Be sure you take a look at all of the tutorials covered so far: Blues, Yellows, Purples, Browns, Turquoises, Pinks, and Warm Greys.  Each one shares how to color a complete image with just the six pens included in the set; downloads are available for each tutorial as well. Six - Read full post [...]

15th Nov

Color Focus: Blues

This Color Focus tutorial will feature the Blue set of pens. Be sure you take a look at all of the tutorials covered so far: Yellows, Purples, Browns, Turquoises, Pinks, and Warm Greys.  Each one shares how to color a complete image with just the six pens included in the set; downloads are available for each tutorial - Read full post [...]

9th Nov

Color Focus: Pinks

This Color Focus tutorial will feature the Pinks set of pens. Be sure you take a look at all of the tutorials covered so far: Yellows, Purples, Browns, Turquoises, and Warm Greys.  Each one shares how to color a complete image with just the six pens included in the set; downloads are available for each tutorial as - Read full post [...]

1st Nov

Color Focus: Turquoises

Have you been following our in-depth look at how to color a complete image with one set of six pens? Next in the series of Color Focus tutorials is the Turquoises set of pens. Make sure you have a look at the other tutorials in this series: Yellows, Purples, Warm Greys, and Browns.  All of the tutorials - Read full post [...]

25th Oct

Color Focus: Browns

Continuing our ongoing look at each of the twelve sets of six pens, this tutorial will focus on Browns. Be sure to have a look at the sets covered already!  Don’t miss the Yellows, Purples, or Warm Greys. Each tutorial is also available for download. The six pen set of Browns includes two Earth Brown - Read full post [...]