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4th Jan

Coloring Fair Skin

This tutorial will share how to color fair skin with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. For this example the following markers are: FS9, FS4, FS2, TN1, CR2, and TN2. The first step is to add in the shadow details with the darkest marker in the blend, FS9. The shadows will be around the sides of the - Read full post [...]

23rd Nov

Coloring Skin with Illustrator Markers

We recently launched our new Illustrator markers in the UK (they’re coming to the US in early 2017!)… have you had a chance to check them out? These markers come with a brush nib, which can have a bit of a learning curve if you’re not used ot them. This tutorial will show you how - 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 [...]

16th Sep

ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft Cardstock

  • Posted by: on 16th Sep 2016 at 3:00am

Coloring on kraft cardstock is fun and using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils produces a subtle, soft effect when applied.   For this project (which I have used Neenah Desert Storm kraft for) we will look at coloring the skin and hair of the image using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. A digital stamp from - 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 [...]

13th Jun

Coloring Baby Skin With Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils

In this video tutorial I will show a quick and simple way to color baby skin with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils. To color the skin I used the Coral and Soft Red AquaBlend Pencils. For the rest of the image I used Charcoal Brown, Ruby, Fossil Grey, Aegean Blue and Deep Blue. I also - Read full post [...]

18th May

Focus on Folds

  • Posted by: on 18th May 2016 at 2:45am

This tutorial looks at coloring with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils.  There are various ways to use this coloring medium. For this project we will apply the pencil color directly to an image and disperse the color with a moist, but not to wet, paintbrush. This is a digital image printed onto watercolor paper.  - Read full post [...]

14th Mar

African-American Skin with AquaBlend Pencils

I am going to show you how to color African-American skin using the new Aquablend watercolour pencils. Print your image onto watercolor cardstock, (here I have used an image from A Day for Daisies). Lay down a rough scribble of Clay around the edges mainly – don’t worry about the jagged edge of the pencil lines - Read full post [...]

28th Dec

Favorite Things 2015, Part Two

We’re back again with more of our design team members’ favorite tutorials from 2015. Kaly’s lovely tutorial creating a Watercolored Cherry Blossom card with Spectrum Aqua markers has easy-to-follow steps! See it here. Tracy’s tutorial showing you how to create darker skin tones featuring blendable pencils is really helpful! Check it out here. Laine’s Halloween - Read full post [...]

23rd Nov

Darker Skin Tones with Spectrum Noir Pencils.

Today I wanted to share some colour combinations and a quick tutorial for darker skin tones using the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. I have used the following for this tutorial: A Skin Tone Practice sheet from Some Odd Girl Blog  Neenah Solar White Cardstock…But I highly recommend Crafter’s Companion Watercolour Card or Similar as it - Read full post [...]