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Thurs. Product Review: Spectrum Nior Markers

Hi friends!  Sandy here for ScrapBook Blessings Club to share with you Thursday's showcase product. We will be using Spectrum Nior Markers today. 

First, I have my tip of the day for you....when coloring with markers, make sure you have a mat or scratch paper under you project. Markers will bleed through you paper to the table.

Here is what you need:
  • cardstock: Chose wisely with your cardstock because the markers will bleed. I use Crafters Companion. The markers do not smear and I get a nice blend with my colors. I found this online and at my local craft store that sells Spectrum Noir Markers.
  • Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad: This is THE BEST ink to use with alcohol markers. It does not smear at all. You can even hit it with a heat gun if you choose.
  • Stamp image or digital stamp: your choice. IF you use a stamp, you want Momento Black Ink!!
Now for the fun part, lets color using our Spectrum Nior Markers using my 1-2-3 Coloring Techinque...

Step 1: pick your digi stamp

 Step 2: pick out your papers and embellishments

 Step 3: coordinate your colors to your papers (Spectrum Nior Markers)
Step 1: Color in the low lights and the highlights using my lightest and darkest colors.  I am never really sure of where the "light source" is so I just do what I think looks good.

Step 2: Blend the 2 together with the medium color.

 Step 3: Go back over with the darkest color, flicking pen to give some texture.

Step 1: using lightest color, work in section and fill with color.

Step 2:  with the dark color, highlight where you think the clothes fold or shadows would be

Step 3: start to blend with lighter color ( usually I use an in between color, but I was liking how this turned out)  Now remember, these markers are a fluid so if you leave them, the color will dry and when you go back over the image, that color then will become darker.  That is what happened here.  

 Shirt: same steps, but here I used a dark brown for my darkest color (didn't have a dark enough orange)  Don't be afraid to experiment with colors, after all it is just paper. And think of the time as practice (this is from past coloring tragedies that I have had!)

 Hat: same steps, but I used brown and red for my colors

 Finally the skin!!!  Almost done!

Step 1: apply dark color to the brow, nose, ears, under chin etc.

Step 2: add light color and blend
Step 3: go back and touch up with dr. color if needed

Now you might have noticed, I am a messy "colorer" (is that a word, lol)  I don't worry about it because I am going to cut him out of the paper anyway.
I use an exacto knife to get the sm. pieced, and I use a dark marker to color the outside of him where any white may be showing after I cut him out.

Tada!!! I give you SHANE!!!!

Now I just complete my card design and I am done!  

Whewwww, did you make it?!?!

I hope your enjoyed today's project. If you have a question, please leave it in the comments, and a DT member will get back to you.  You can visit me to see more card/project ideas at A Working Mom's Joy. Also, you can join up to our Facebook group: Scrapbook Blessings Club for more fun, games, inspiration, tips and techniques.      (make sure FB group link is up)

And as always, comments are appreciated. Thank you for stopping by and Have a blessed day!
 SBC Team Designer


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your steps for coloring with us Sandy. I totally never thought of using way different colors to blend with...i.e. the brown with the orange...thanks I will begin to looking at coloring a whole different way!

  2. That is very cool! I'm not much for coloring things, but might have to give this a try. You made it seem pretty easy Sandy!

  3. I forgot to add, it also looks kinda like my oldest son when he was young, and his name is Shane :-)

  4. What a brilliant card and colouring tutorial. Lovely colour choices and I love the papers used. Fantastic image!

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxx

  5. Fabulous card and tutorial, your colouring is amazing, love it xxx

  6. This card is sooo cute!!! I really enjoyed the coloring tutorial as well, I am in the middle of switching over to Spectrum Noir. Thank you so much!


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