Name:Miranda Slagboom-de Groot
From: Breda (The Netherlands)
Blog address: mirandaswenskaarten.blogspot.nl/
When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? I started colouring stamps about 15 years ago. First with water colour and inks and later with pencils and alcohol markers. I've been crafting all my live. Ever since I was a child. My creativity I get from my mother who was always making things for me like clothes and home deco. We started making cards together when I was about 15 years old and we went to craft shows and crop days together.
What made you start? My mother started to make me craft. As a child I was always colouring and creating things. We started making cards together when I was about 15 years old and we went to craft shows and crop days together.
Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? It's a hobby for me. I love to go in my craft room after a day at my work and create something. If I'm to tiered I just colour to clear my head.
What inspires your art? That could be anything. Something I see online or in a magazine but also something I see outside. I alwayt try to make it in my own style but like to go out my comfort zone sometimes and try new/ different things too.
What’s your top tip for marker art/lettering/alcohol inks? Building layers of colours with alcohol markers or pencils. The more layers you use the more they blend together and you also get more depth in the colours.
What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? Alcohol markers.
Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? I choose 3: Favorite colour, 3 colours only and birthday celebration. Favorite colour to show of my favorite colour. 3 colours only to show that you don't need much to make something. And birthday celebration because I love making birthday cards because you can go all the way with decoration your card.
When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? I started on the team in May of this year but I've been using Spectrum Noir products for years.