Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers blend so beautifully on paper that I thought it would be fun to try them out on wood in this Spectrum Noir tutorial!
The result is a custom, vibrantly stained project that was really fun to create!
Spectrum Noir tutorial for wood staining supplies:
- Spectrum Noir (Alcohol Ink) Markers, in a variety of colors
- Spectrum Noir Blender Pen (or cotton swabs, and rubbing alcohol)
- Small Wooden Cabinet
- Miniature Adirondack Chair
- Or other wood craft
- Krylon Clear Acrylic Spray
Since the markers are an alcohol based ink, you can use a Spectrum Noir Blending Pen to smooth out the line between the two tones. If you do not have a blending pen, you can use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. The initial blending will still look a little rough. Give it a minute or two for the alcohol to merge and blend.
Repeat for all of your chosen colors.
I chose to stain the cabinet for my drawers using regular (brown) wood stain. I also stained the knobs on each drawer to match the cabinet. Any kind of stain will work for this.
I thought the little wooden Adirondack chair was a fun piece. I knew I wanted the small cabinet for my daughters bathroom to corral her hair elastics and bobby pins. I thought the chair would provide a place for her to hold a hairbrush or her phone.
When your Spectrum Noir tutorial project is stained how you like it, coat it with a clear acrylic. I recommend using a spray, and (multiple) very light coats- so the alcohol ink will not blend further. (Some clear coats are alcohol based.)
My daughter filled the cabinet with hair accessories. It is the perfect size. This Spectrum Noir tutorial project added a fun pop of color to her bathroom!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).