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сряда, 21 декември 2016 г.

How to make a custom stencil /Как да си направим стенсил

Hi, lovely ladies !

I find out that almost every time when I'm starting a new project need something especially for it. That way came the idea to make my own custom stencil and I'm going to share it with you.

 Here’s the list of what you’ll need to make you stencil:
  • piece of clear or colored acetate sheet / I think colored one is much more easy to use for that purpose/
  • small dies - I choose Diamond Press dies because they are perfrect size
  • fine point permanent marker 
And the rest of the list for the card:
Step 1
You have to create a pattern with your dies- chose the size of the dies and the distance between figures.  
I decide to try small and big pattern. For perfect stencil you'll need to lined the dies shape with marker first. Make it on the back side of the dies because it's easier to stick it with tape.


Here is my acetate sheet ready for work.
Step 2
Start cut the shapes. At the end clear the acetate sheet with cloth impregnated with alcohol to erase all the tracks of the marker.
And here it is your stencil in two really effortless steps!

Make a base for your card by using watercolor techniques.
After my AquaTints dries, lay the mask and make the design you like.
Use white structural paste and color it with AquaTints. That way you may have any color you like.
And after some decoration your complete card will be done !

06, 21, 26, 30, 24 - Bright & Primary sets

I hope you enjoy this and give it a try !
Share a card or other project you make using this tutorial with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#spectrumnoir or #spectrumaqua) or on Twitter (@SpectrumNoir)! We’re also on Pinterest so tag us there as well for a chance to get re-pinned to our Colorist Creations board!
Tutorial credit: Mila Popova

събота, 10 декември 2016 г.

Коледна декорация / Christmas Ornament

Този сезон персонализираните и ръчно украсени  топки за елха станаха много актуални.
Предлагам ви моя вариант :) и уроче как да си направим подобна декорация.
И за да не се чудим как да я закачим на елхата и да се вижда само декорираната страна, решението е лесно - украсяваме и двете страни - при мен отзад е посланието, но това зависи само от вас и вашето въображение.
Тадам...м и абсолютно готовата топка !:)

За зимното небе съм използвала мастилата Spectrum Noir AquaTints Inks:
02,07, 08 – Landscape & Primary sets

четвъртък, 1 декември 2016 г.

Ornament the tutorial / Декорация за коледна елха

Hi, lovely ladies !


The Christmas is almost upon us and there is nothing more special than receiving a present that shows attitude and personal touch.
That's why I offer you to make a traditional Christmas tree ornament. The theme is snowy winter night because of how much I like the color combination blue, white and gold. 
It takes less than half an hour and will be much fun.



 Here’s the list of what you’ll need to make you Christmas ornament:
  • Spectrum Noir  AquaTints Inks
  • watercolour cardstock 
  • Plastic Christmas ornament -prefer traditional ball one but there are more shapes
  • some stamps by choise and ink pad - use Crafter's C0mpanion clear stamp set
  • colored cardstock
  • refillable spray bottle, brushes
  • some embellishment, paper flowers & dies by choice 
  • artificial  snow
  • glue
Step 1
I decided to recreate a snowy Christmas night into my ornament and I have chosen dark blues AquaTints Inks and a stamp with trees used as a foreground of my winter sky.  You have to create the background with your AquaTints Inks - I  did choose wet on wet watercolor technique.  

 Step 2
After making the background you need to outline the template that was into the ball.  If there's no template, outline the half of the ornament but in this case cut inside the shape to be sure the contour will fit into the plastic ornament. 

Step 3
Once you outline the shape continue and stamp the background. Make some snowy winter sky and trees. I wanted my winter night to be more realistic, so I stuck the warm yellow cardstock on the back of the wooden house. This way it looks like there's light through the windows.


Step 4
Decorate the second background. Use it for the back side of your ornament because it has to be perfect on both sides. You can use some sentiment like me or even put a picture of your sweetheart or a baby etc.



Step 5 
In the end assemble the Christmas ornament. You could insert some artificial snow or ice.
Add some embellishment for example I put paper poinsettia and a few tiny cones

02,07, 08 - Landscape & Primary sets

I hope you enjoy this and give it a try !
Share a project you make using this tutorial with us on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#spectrumnoir or #spectrumaqua) or on Twitter (@SpectrumNoir)! We’re also on Pinterest so tag us there as well for a chance to get re-pinned to our Colorist Creations board!
Tutorial credit: Mila Popova