Friday, 19 October 2012

A bit more practice required....

Many of you will have seen the Spectrum Noir pens from Crafter's Companion and that you can now complete an accreditation to be an official colourist, well I decided it was time for me to start practising.

I generally use Promarkers, as I like the effects I can achieve with them and most of the classes I have attended in the past have used them. When the Spectrum Noir pens were launched the uptake and buzz was amazing, so I decided to get some to give it a whirl. They are so different to the Promarkers that I have to be honest and say I struggled to get to grips with how to achieve a straight forward blend, but after a bit of You Tube studying and utilising Spectrum Noir's fantastic Blog, I think I'm starting to get the hang of it.

This was my first attempt.

It's a bit patchy and the blending wasn't very good, but we all have to start somewhere....right?

Well, on a rare moment of me time, I decided to try again as my daughter Niamh turns 10 soon and I wanted to make sure I had her card all ready. This is the next attempt...

This time I managed to get the blend working better and probably picked a better colour combo (always helps you achieve better effects!!). Happy that Niamh wouldn't pull me up on my poor colouring, I went on to make her card..

She's very pink and girly (unlike her mum!), so I think she will like this one.

I shall keep practising and let you know how I get on.

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