Name: Maya Isaksson
From: Viskafors, Sweden
Blog address: http://littleoutbursts.com
When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? Been doing this all my life, I can’t remember not drawing or coloring. I wanted to become an artist when I was a kit. I started making cards and coloring stamped images in 2006.
What made you start? I discovered stamping and scrapbooking after having my first kid. I experimented with some scrapbooking but discovered all I really wanted to do was to stamp and color so after discovering the wonderful world of card making I was hooked for real.
Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? This is a hobby/obsession.
What inspires your art? I love to learn new techniques and try new products, so a lot of my inspiration comes from experimenting. Other cardmakers are a huge inspiration and I have a lot of them that I follow on social media. I also love bright bold colors so any artwork that catches my eye migh be a source of inspiration for colors on a card or the layout of a card later.
What’s your top tip for marker art/lettering/alcohol inks? Make a color chart! The first thing I do when I get new markers is make a color chart. And then I use it every single time I’m coloring. I don’t know any color combos in my head, I just look at a color that speaks to me on the color chart, pick out some that looks like they will play nice with it and then test it on a piece of scrap paper to make sure it looks good before I start on the actual project.
What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? That’s like picking my favorite child! Right now I’m using the ColourBlends a lot, they are absolutely lovely. But I change my mind all the time.
Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? I picked color outside the lines and show us your sparkles both because I love to make backgrounds and I adore the Sparkle Pens. Making backgrounds allows me to be messy when I color. I can be super detail oriented so it’s nice to let loose and play a bit.
When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? 2015