To a cool friend

Spectrum noir maya isaksson penguins watermarked

The Spectrum Noir blog archives is a gold mine for tips on coloring and new techniques to try. I found an awesome one by Nicky Hayden on how to add depth using a black Spectrum Noir Pencil to add depth to an image. She used the Spectrum noir Pencils for the whole image but I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the pencil just for adding some shading and make the image pop. I did love the effect, my first try just ended up looking dirty so for the next try I added less black and only to small areas and then I blended it out with the blending solution. You can find Nickys tutorial here, her owls are amazing! 

Colors used: IB1, IB2, IG1, IG2, PP1, CT3, CT4, BG3, BG6. 
Shading with pen: 120
Stamps: Toboggan Together – Lawn Fawn

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If it's crafty I have probably tried it. Or plan to try it tomorrow. I love to be creative in all ways, but I tend to gravitate to making cards, coloring and diecutting. I also have a bad yarn shopping.... ehm... KNITTING... habit. I live in Sweden with my husband, two cute minions (also known as kids) and three dogs. I work from home at a small international development company during the days, and craft while listening to audio books or follow my favourite series at nights and on weekends. I love it when I don't have to leave the house, being an introvert and socially awkward and all. That's why my slippers to shoe ratio is close to 1:1 and I'm not ashamed to admit it ;)

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