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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 [...]

16th Dec

Colourblend Pencils on Kraft Card

Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils look amazing on kraft cardstock. This tutorial will share a great tip on how to brighten the vintage tone that results in coloring on kraft cardstock and also helps with blending! The white pencil (found in the ColourBlend Essentials tin) can be used to color the initial layer, which gives a - Read full post [...]

30th Nov

Creating Faux Enamel Embellishments

This tutorial will show you how to make shimmering faux enamel embellishments to add to your projects. I’ll be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers BO1, BO2, BO3, YG3, and YG2 along with the Crystal Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. After I colored the image in completely, I went over the whole thing with the Sparkle - 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 [...]

21st Sep

Halloween Green

Halloween is coming! It’s the perfect time of year to experiment with colors of skin that aren’t something you see every day… like purple, blue, orange, or green! I love coloring up with green markers, and this image from Pollycraft/Little Miss Muffet Designs was screaming out for green skin! Start with a layer of LG5. - Read full post [...]

19th Sep

Layered Backgrounds using Spectrum Aqua Markers

  • Posted by: on 19th Sep 2016 at 8:00am

Spectrum Aqua markers are the perfect medium for creating stunning layered background papers for your papercrafting projects. Begin by scribbling various colors of Spectrum Aqua markers on a large acrylic block. Spritz water over the acrylic block. Take a piece of high gloss cardstock, lay shiny side down on top of the acrylic block, carefully - Read full post [...]

27th Jul

How To Make A Custom Stencil

I find out that almost every time when I’m starting a new project I also need to create something especially for it. That’s how I thought of making my own custom stencil and I’m going to share it with you. Step 1: You have to create a pattern with your dies- chose the size of - Read full post [...]

27th Jun

Spectrum Noir Aquatints – Flowers and Background

This video tutorial will show you how you can color your die-cut flowers to match your background perfectly! Make them into a stunning but quick card using your Spectrum Noir AquaTints. For this tutorial I have used the Pretty Pastels but think how stunning they would look done with any of the other sets too! - 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 [...]

17th Jun

Shading Skin with Multiple Markers

There are so many ways to add depth and shading to skin coloring using tones that wouldn’t normally be considered when coloring skin. This tutorial will show how to create this look using several different alcohol markers. First, add some shadow to your image using some HB2. Then go over the entire image with some - Read full post [...]