Thursday, 31 January 2013

Oh, Hello Ombre

Pinterest has brought a lot of great fads to light that I otherwise wouldn't even know about. My new favourite pattern, Chevron, and a great painting and now dyeing technique - Ombre! This technique was featured in our Stampin' Success magazine (Demonstrator perk!) and I knew I had to give it a try. 
It's really quite simple! In the Spring Mini Catalogue there is a new product called Canvas sheets. It's a 12x12 canvas that can be cut down to size.  I used a 3x3 piece here. At my technique class I arranged 3 different bowls filled with about 1/2 cup of water. Add 1 drop of Classic Reinker to the first bowl, 3 drops to the second bowl, and 6 drops to the 3rd. (Now, if you were doing this at home, I would just use one bowl and add 2 or 3 drops after each dip.)

Step 1: Submerge the whole piece of canvas into the lightest colour water/ink mixture. Remove (I use tweezers so my fingers don't get covered in colour).

Step 2: Immerse 2/3 of the canvas in the 2nd bowl (a little bit more saturated colour). Remove.

Step 3: Immerse 1/3 of the canvas in the 3rd bowl (the deepest saturation). Remove and lay to dry on a paper towel or speed the process with a heat tool.  You can always repeat steps 2 & 3 if you'd like a more drastic effect. 


I also dipped the flower into the 3rd bowl to give the flower some colour as well. There are many, many ways to colour these flowers (direct to ink pad, Drip reinker on flower and spread with an aquapainter, sponge daubers,  spritzers, etc).

I used the new set Oh, Hello from the Spring Mini Catalogue as well. Such a cute set! It was a freebie for us at Leadership. Oh the perks of being a demonstrator! (Ask me if you'd like more info on what's involved with being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - it's a lot simpler than you may think!)

Hope you're loving the Ombre effect! Give it a try - you'll love it!


Stampin' Supplies:
Stamp Set: Oh, Hello
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Sycamore Street (free with $60 purchse - Sale-a-bration), Canvas Creations
Accessories: Sycamore Street Satin Ribbon in Tangerine Tango, Vanilla Flower Trim
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Islando Indigo Classic reinker


  1. CUTE! Love the flower and that dying technique is awesome!

  2. I agree! I'm excited to try this with some more vibrant colours! I think Red tones would look really nice!