Download the blank SN color chart from the Crafter's Companion website, or visit the .pdf file here.
To save time when coloring a project, I created color tags with the numbers of the blended colors on them. This way I can easily find the colors in various color groups that blend well for that just-right color I'm looking for. This saves a lot of time, and helps me avoid some of the combos that don't blend as well as others.
|Example of the tags I made in several color ways. Several (brick, dress) are from the CC video ft. Lee Ann Chivers. Others (lemon) are my own ideas.|
|CG1 actually works like a blender pen with the CG4 although they are in the same color group.|
|When there are fewer pens in the color group, its best to blend with as many colors as possible for the best finish. There are only 4 Citrus Green pens.|
|There are 11 pens in the Coral range and I found they all blended wonderfully. You could even skip some colors in order to get a richer, deeper color, but opening up fewer pens.|
Here are some of my favorite color combos.
(Sorry for the gray-scale - I'm still learning photography tips and tricks to get the most accurate color.)
I'm still 24 pens shy of the total 168 that are available. I'm missing the "Darks" set. But if you'll notice, I use shades of gray to increase the color's intensity.
For a complete look at gaining color confidence with the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, check out my videos.
Videos: Color Confidence Series
Spectrum Noir, Color Confidence pt 1