Make It Crafty with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

The much anticipated Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers have officially been released at Crafter’s Companion US! These markers are alcohol based markers, with a soft flexible brush nib on one end and a fine point bullet nib on the other. Perfect for illustrating and coloring up some masterpieces!

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I created this colorful wonderland using a digital scenic stamp called Fairytale Bridge from Make It Crafty, and I added the Jasmine Unicorn digi stamp from Scrapper’s Delights. The scenery was colored with the new Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. The blending with the soft brush nibs is effortless, and the fine tipped nib is great for the smaller detailed areas. The unicorn was colored with the original Spectrum Noir markers.

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Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers for Scenery:
Tree trunks – TN9, TN7, TN3, RB2, RB1
Leaves – DG4, DG3, LG4, CG2
Rocks – BG6, BG4, BG2
Water – TB5, TB3, TB1, AB3, AB1
Sky – TB2, TB1, Blender (Palette Blending technique)
Bridge EB4, GB7, GB4, GY3, GY2, GY1

Original Spectrum Noir markers for Unicorn:
Body – PL5, PL4, PL3, PL2, PL1
Hair – BT9, BT7, BT5, BT4, TB2, DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7
Eye – BT7, AB3, AB1 (Illustrator markers)

Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock

Fairytale Bridge scene from Make It Crafty
Jasmine Unicorn from Scrapper’s Delights

New Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Spectrum Noir has recently launched a new line of markers, the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers (currently available in the UK and coming soon to the US). I had a chance to play with them around the holidays and they are fabulous markers for design creation and coloring.

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I wanted to try my hand at some drawing with the Illustrator markers, so I hand-drew this pinecone and evergreen branches. The soft brush nib at one end of the marker is perfect for coloring and blending, and I used the brush nib for the pinecone. The opposite end has a very fine-point bullet nib, which was perfect for fine details like the needles of the evergreen branches. I can’t wait to play some more with these markers and see what else I can create! 🙂

Project Details:

Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Pinecone – EB7, EB1, TN8, TN7, TN3, RB2, RB1, GB9
Evergreen Branch – YG2, DG2, DG3, DG4, AG3, VB2, BG6, TN9

Season’s Greetings die – Festive Wonder Signature Collection by Sara Davies