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Blog - Archive for the ‘Design Team’ Category

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 [...]

26th Nov

Colorista Explosion Card

Here’s a quick tutorial to show you one way of using your Colorista coloring pages, its an explosion card. First color this page from the Eastern Promise A4 marker pad using pens from sets 1,3, 4, and 6. I used all the yellows, oranges, reds and purples, as I wanted to have a fiery look - Read full post [...]

28th Sep

ColourBlend Pencil Resist

I wanted to share an easy, and versatile technique using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. I have used a stencil in the below video, but this can be used if you want to freehand a pattern or image. It also works with a number of different mediums, including Spectrum Aqua Markers or Spectrum Noir AquaTints. I - 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 [...]

9th Jun

A Tribute to Sandie Gough

It is with the heaviest of hearts that the Spectrum Noir team shares the news of the passing of one of our talented design team members this morning. Sandie Gough passed away early yesterday, and we were all saddened to learn the news. We’ve seen an outpouring of love from the crafting community that knew - 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 [...]

16th Sep

Painting a Landscape with AquaTints

I would like to share a card I have made using the Spectrum Noir AquaTints (Landscape collection). I have used the paints just to paint a little scene, which I had not thought of doing before! Below my step-by-step directions I’ve also shared the ten-minute video I made, showing you how I did this. Step - Read full post [...]

25th Aug

Meet the Design Team: Maya Isaksson

We’re thrilled to add a new member to our design team! Please help us welcome Maya Isaksson! “My name is Maya Isaksson, I’m 38 years old and I live in Sweden with my husband, two kids and three dogs. We are a family of geeks, both me and my husband are programmers. When I’m not - Read full post [...]

24th Jul

Video: Coloring Skin with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

I would like to share with you how I color skin tones on Neenah Desert Storm card stock using my Spectrum Noir Essential Pencils collection. The image I am coloring is from the Crafter’s Companion ‘Flights of Fantasy’ Twin Paper Crafting CD. For this video tutorial I have used my favorite stamp to color, called - Read full post [...]

14th Jul

Meet Mari Kocjancic

We’re welcoming a new design team member today! We are pleased to introduce Mari Kocjancic. She shares with us: My name is Mari and I am a stay-at-home mom of five. I have been crafting and doing artwork of some kind since I was old enough to hold a crayon. I love expressing myself through - Read full post [...]