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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9th Jan

Custom Made Gift Box

Want to create a quick & easy-to-make thank you gift box? Use Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to make a stunning topper for a gift box perfect for not only a thank you gift, but to use throughout the year. To color the image: Coloring the petals: First, stamp or print the image of your choice - Read full post [...]

2nd Jan

Creating Shimmer Sprays with AquaTint Inks

Stretching your craft supplies is always a great idea… everyone loves ideas to use things in an unexpected way! This video tutorial will share how to create shimmer sprays. Tip: swap out the Christmas sentiment for a generic winter one and use these throughout the colder months! Watch the video below showing how I make - Read full post [...]

28th Dec

Creating an Ombre Sequin Look

This video tutorial will show you how to get a sequin look with an ombre color pattern. Not familiar with the idea of an ombre pattern? It means “the gradual blending of one color to another” and usually moves from light tints to dark. Check it out in this video: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers used - Read full post [...]

19th Dec

Quick and Easy Festive Coloring!

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

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Here is a quick and easy coloring to bring some festive cheer.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. Stamp or print the image of your choice onto Neenah Classic Crest Card, or the card of your choice. Starting with the skin create shadow on the image with the - 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 [...]

12th Dec

White Colourblend Pencil on Solid Stamped Images

This tutorial will show how you can use the white pencil from the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend range to add dimension and detail to solid stamp images. Solid stamped images are becoming very popular again and look great, but by using your white pencil you can really make them pop, especially if you are stamping onto - Read full post [...]