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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 [...]

16th Mar

Colouring With Green

In this tutorial I will be colouring with green.  One of my favorite green blends uses colours from the JG and LG colour families. This blend will go great with all your St. Patrick’s Day projects. To create this blend I will be using JG6, JG5 and LG5. Creating the green blend To start the - Read full post [...]

7th Mar

Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend

A great feature with Spectrum Noir markers is the ability to blend colours together. The “Tip-to-Tip Marker Blend” technique is easy to learn and gives amazing results. With this method, you can easily colour a darker marker shade that will gradually fade into a lighter marker colour. Before you start Like any other colouring or - Read full post [...]

28th Feb

Basic Pleats with Illustrator Markers

I just love the new Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers! This tutorial I will show you a simple technique for making pleats and shaded regions. I will use two sets of three markers from the Vintage Blue and Brown Orange specter to color this image in a surprisingly interesting colour combination of orange and blue. Gather - Read full post [...]

24th Feb

Create an Outdoor Scene

This tutorial will share how I created this fun camping-themed outdoor scene. My husband and I enjoy camping and doing things with the kids outdoors, so I thought this was the perfect idea behind a sweet card to give him. I started with a simple piece of the Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock cut to - Read full post [...]

23rd Feb

Floral Images Can Sparkle!

  • Posted by: on 23rd Feb 2017 at 3:00am

Add sparkle to your floral images with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. This tutorial will share how to design a fun and easy reverse “z fold” card to display your colouring. It will also create a card base showing embellishments in detail. Watercolour the images similarly: To begin with use two identically matched stamps to create - Read full post [...]

21st Feb

No-Blend Shading with Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers

  • Posted by: on 21st Feb 2017 at 6:04pm

Create gorgeous effects with shading Are you looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate shading into your coloring? This tutorial will show you several ways to add shading without blending when coloring with your Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers. For each step of the tutorial, the area in reference will be highlighted with a blue circle. - Read full post [...]

13th Feb

Coloring Fair Skin Part Two

This is the second part of the coloring Fair Skin and Hair tutorial. Part 1 of this tutorial can be found HERE. Coloring Red Hair Tutorial In coloring red hair we will be using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers TN7 TN6 and OR1. Start by applying the darkest color, TN7 in the shadow areas of the hair. - 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 [...]