Sunday 21 August 2011

Back to School with Spectrum Noirs

As a few of you had asked my opinion on Spectrum Noirs I thought it would be nice to road test them and give them a whirl, so here goes.

Firstly an image coloured with them.

Back to School by Mo’s Digital Pencil  was my image choice to try out the pens, one of the first things that I notice about the pens was that the nib needed to be primed by that I mean scribbling on a scrap piece of card to get the ink through to the nib, this ensured it would be wet enough to blend colours successfully, I also got best result by laying down the light shades first then building up the darker areas and then going back to the lighter shade and dragging from the dark through to the light shade.

In honesty a good value for money pen and can’t wait to see more shades in it.

to school c

For me the downside to the Spectrum Noirs has to be this….

spectrum noirs

My husband Chris thinks that he has shares on them ha ha.

They won’t stop me using other brands I still love my Promarkers and my Copic pens instead I will use them alongside my others and they do deserve a place alongside them..

Jak Signature


Mad Mary said...

Great card Jak,loving the pinks.

I saw these pens on Create & Craft when they were launched and didn't think they blended as well as smoothly as Promarkers so i won't be getting them.

Mary xx

Dawn Frost said...

We don't have the spectrum Noirs here yet. I've just bought the prisma markers and love them. You colour so nicely no matter what you use. I think its hilarious that you have to share with your husband!

Unknown said...

O wow this card is so sweet, love the soft pink. .. this is the first time I heard of these pens, it's hard to give up promarkers, I love these xxx

Dawn said...

Make Chris buy his own then you can borrow them instead! lol
Great card btw!
Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Make Chris buy his own then you can borrow them instead! lol
Great card btw!
Dawn xx

Kathyk said...

Always good to hear others opinions of new products especially since these pens appear to be quite a bit cheaper than PM's and copics - thanks for sharing


My'scardcorner said...

Pretty card Jak and the lace and the flower add to that cut image.

Jan said...

Fab card Jak. Thanks for a wonderful day yesterday xx Jan

Foxycrafts said...

Great image, and a lovely card. The colours you have used are brilliant. Another set of pens on my wish list, then!!! ;o) LOL

Love Joan xx

Rita said...

You always come up Tops love yr designs Jak. Rita x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jak, the card is gorgeous! i do have some of these pens and i love them,i will use mine along side my others too!

Anonymous said...

Sweet image Jak! Not sure about the pens though as I'm a promarker lover and can't afford to start collecting another type! (Crafty)Viv xx

Marcea said...

Hi hun, gorgeous card!! Great to hear your views on the speccies, you know how much we all value your opinion. Hope you are well xxxxx

wiglet said...

What a lovely card for a little girl just starting school, love the colours x x

Rosie said...

luv the card Jak, any chance of telling us the brand of pretty flower backing paper??? regards, Rosie

Diane said...

I've been collecting Promarkers but still need a lot of shades, so I'm tempted to try these new pens to help complete my colour collections as they're so much cheaper. I wonder if they'll blend well with Promarkers?

Fanypap said...

Beautiful artwork!!! bravo! kisses.

Online Printing said...

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