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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 [...]

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 [...]

30th Mar

Using Spectrum Noir Markers in Art Journaling

This tutorial will show you several different ways of using Spectrum Noir markers in your art journal pages. Recently I have been dabbling in the colorful and infinite world of Mixed Media Arts, and using my markers has made it so fun and easy! I made the background here using tissue paper, white gesso, some acrylic - Read full post [...]

14th Apr

Mixed Media Canvas

Ready for some messy crafting? I am really excited to show you my mixed media creation in this tutorial.  It features airbrushing, stenciling, stamping, coloring, embossing folder stamping, and water coloring. This fun canvas is sure to brighten up your day or perfect for gift giving. We will start with some basic mixed media techniques, - Read full post [...]

22nd Aug

Layered images and mixed coloring

In this tutorial I will show you how to make multi-layered images and to have a lot of fun mixing different coloring techniques. First be sure to pick a simple image without intricate and crisscrossing layers. In my example I used Heart Fairy Framed from DBS which easily could be separated in 5 overlapping strata. - Read full post [...]

28th Oct

Ornamental Fun

Hello everyone!  I am bringing you some fun with your Spectrum Noir markers and ornaments. This is a great way to customize ornaments to fit your color theme or just give new life to old ornaments. First, I began with a new household sponge and cut pieces out of it.  By doing this step, you - Read full post [...]

21st Aug

Acetate Fun

I am having so much fun playing with my Spectrum Noir markers in all sorts of ways.  In this tutorial I am bringing you a little bit of fun playing with acetate and acrylic paint. Here is a home decor project that I made using acetate. To get started, I grabbed some acetate, pearl acrylic - Read full post [...]

6th May

Mixed Media Backgrounds

I wanted to share a few more ideas using Spectrum Noir  refill inks to create Mixed Media backgrounds. Below is the canvas piece that I created. I began by adding random letter stickers to my canvas.  Then I added acrylic paint. For the next layer I wanted to add circles.   I  filled up the - Read full post [...]

28th Mar

Ink Refill Fun

Did you know that not only do the ink refills refill your pens, but they are also loads of fun for mixed media projects?  This is a totally fun and easy project.  I am in love with this technique. Supplies: Spectrum Noir Ink Refills – GB1, TN5, TB2, 1/2 sheet glossy cardstock, collage style stamp set, Sponge. spritz bottle with - Read full post [...]

13th Feb

Let’s Get Arty With Spectrum Noir

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In this tutorial I hope to share another way of using your Spectrum Noir pens  to create a unique gift. I have broken it down into easy-to-follow steps – let’s get creative! You will need: Pencil Ruler Eraser Compass Spectrum Noir Pens (used here are LV1-TB1-CT1-CT2-CT3-CT4-GB5-OR1) Neenah card stock Glue pen Glitter Liquid Pearls Picture - Read full post [...]