Thursday, March 7, 2013

You're One Mean 'Ombre!

You can't go 5 pins on Pinterest these days without running into Ombre!  It's Ombre everything:

       hair,                                                                                                       denim,


                                                                       Easter Eggs                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                           - even mugs!

I was inspired by a demonstration and a card done by my upline, Tamara Casorso, using this very technique.  The results were so beautiful, that I decided it was time I tried this ombre stuff, and if you know me, you'll know that my favourite palettes are monochromatic.  Every time I'm in a hardware store, I'm drawn by some invisible force to the paint chips! lol

The ombre technique is done on the Canvas Creations sheets!  I just love the look they create.  I decided I would try some emboss resist along with the ombre effect.  I stamped an image from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set in Versamark on the right side of the canvas, covered with clear Stampin' Emboss powder, and heat set it.  (The canvas definitely has a wrong side and the embossing and dye won't take on the wrong side.  The wrong side has a fuzzier texture and a coarser looking weave.)

Then I added about 4 drops of Pacific Point reinker to about 1/4" of water in a container and submerged the whole canvas into it for a few seconds and brought it out.  I added about 4 more drops and submerged the bottom 3/4 of the canvas for another few seconds.  I added 10 - 12 more drops and dipped half of the canvas in that, then added another 10 drops and only dunked the bottom 1/4 of the sheet in.  You can see how well the clear embossing resisted the ink.

I dried the sheet using the low setting on the Stampin' Up Heat Tool and then stamped the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri and the sentiment from Oh, Hello in StazOn Jet Black.  The texture of the canvas gives the stamped images an interesting look.

I like the way the Designer Builder Brad with a small circle of the background DSP ( Tea for Two), makes it look like a peep hole through to the back of the canvas and its matte of Old Olive.

Anyway, what a fun technique and you should try it out!  I know you'll enjoy the results!
Stamps:  Oh, Hello ( w130730; c130733), Papillon Potpourri (w123757; c123759)), Flowering Flourishes (w126365; c126367)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730) and Old Olive (100702) card stock;  Tea For Two DSP (129311); Canvas Creations (129375)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283); StazOn Jet Black (101406); Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (111840)
Accessories: Designer Builder Brads (129329); Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130)
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309); Heat Tool (129053)

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