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24th Mar

Colour with Metallic Pencils

  • Posted by: on 24th Mar 2017 at 3:00am

The Spectrum Noir range of colouring products has been designed to allow artists to to combine various products from within the colouring range. This tutorial covers colouring with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend and Metallic coloured pencils. Prepare your image: Start by stamping or printing your image onto black matt card.   For this project a useful - Read full post [...]

21st Mar

Sheltering Tree

  • Posted by: on 21st Mar 2017 at 8:00am

Spectrum Noir Aqua watercolour markers are the perfect colouring medium for scenery, and Sheena Douglass has some wonderful scenic stamps that are the perfect companion to them. Create The Scene First of all, to create this beautiful forest scene, begin by stamping the large tree from the Sheena Douglass ‘A Sheltering Tree’ stamp set. Create - Read full post [...]

8th Feb

Watercolored Three-Tier Gift Box

This watercolored gift box set uses just one Spectrum Aqua Marker. An easy to make project that is sure to impress! How to watercolor the box lids First, trim two sheets of 8 1/2” x 11” Spectrum Aqua Watercolour Cardstock as shown in picture. Then apply anti-static powder to each panel, if desired. On the - Read full post [...]

25th Nov

Easy Frames with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers

  • Posted by: on 25th Nov 2016 at 8:00am

Framing your coloring can have a very simple, yet profound, impact on your project, and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers will kick your framing up a notch by adding a beautiful shimmery a sparkly border. For this tutorial you will need a scrap piece of cardstock (cut to a length a bit longer that the longest - Read full post [...]

18th Jul

Building a Stamped Image Using Masks

  • Posted by: on 18th Jul 2016 at 10:34am

In this tutorial we will look at building an image using masking to add detail to your design. For this project clear stamps have been used, this helps to see where you are placing an image. The masks are stamped onto scrap or copy paper. Post-it notes are useful for mask work as they have - Read full post [...]

20th May

Creating Landscape Backgrounds with Refill Inks

Spectrum Noir Alcohol refill inks can be used in many creative ways, like this quick and easy landscape background panel on glossy cardstock. Just a few drops of ink will go a long way, so you can make multiple panels at the same time! Change up the ink colors for any season or landscape settings. 1. - Read full post [...]

25th Apr

Tile Stamping with Spectrum Sparkle Noir Pens

This tutorial will show how to use small shapes as tiles, stamping an image and then blending with the beautiful Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens. Materials used: Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Spring/Summer 12 set – Cosmos, Moonstone, Pink Champagne, Clear Diamond Press – Die Cutter Diamond Press Starter Pack Stamp Set – sentiment used Diamond - Read full post [...]

15th Apr

Coloring Mediums for Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Part Two

  • Posted by: on 15th Apr 2016 at 8:00am

This is the second part of the tutorial exploring the various types of paper and card that can be used to color with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens.  The focus will be on the use of the Vintage Hues and Metallics pen sets.  In part one of the tutorial we looked at using Vellum, Stamping Card, Centura Pearl, - Read full post [...]

18th Mar

Confetti Background using Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils

I’m going to show you a fun technique using the brand new Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolour pencils. Start by creating a mask. Stamp your chosen image onto some watercolour card. Stamp a second image onto some copier paper, cut out, and use some two way glue on the reverse and leave to dry. This will - Read full post [...]

7th Mar

Coloring Grass with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

  Coloring grass in an image is a quick and easy process with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. This tutorial will teach you both a technique and a color combination for coloring grass. Step 1: Using pencil number 043, draw random vertical lines across the grass portion. Make some of the lines curve to the left, - Read full post [...]