Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ombre tag

It's time for the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils and the lovely Ruth is our hostess for the month. Ruth has chosen the  theme of Ombre, here's what Ruth has to say:

 Ombré has been in fashion for a while now and not just in art...or even hair! It's a french word meaning 'a colour that is shaded or graduated in tone' for this challenge we want to see projects or part of your project that has one (or more) colour that graduates from it's lightest pastel tint to its darkest that?? simple...ooh and with a little stamping or stenciling of course!

Sometimes keeping it simple is the way to go and that's what happened with this project.

I've had this large MDF tag for literally years so it was about time I used it. I started by covering it with a patchwork of torn up pieces of book paper. Then gathered a selection of Fresco Finish paints in various shades of blue. Starting with the lightest I built up layers using a baby wipe to knock the colours back slightly. 

 The thistles are a Lin Brown stamp which I've stamped onto tissue paper using black, Watering Can and Cornflower Archival inks. I've used a glaze to stick the tissue paper to the tag, overlapping them to create depth.

Next up was some splattering ! 

 Here you can see the patchwork of book paper and how by using a baby wipe the colour can be knocked back really easily.

 The sentiment is from an Alison Bomber set which I've stamped onto tissue paper too and used the glaze again to stick it to the tag. 

I really like how this tag came together and the shades of blue worked out really well, particularly when the glaze was added.

The team have created some fabulous projects so do make sure you hop over to Stamps and Stencils to take a look !


  1. I absolutely love this, Sue. It's very 'me' and I love those thistles - which I've missed until now! Lovely depiction of ombré - I've just come from the challenge blog and was thinking how difficult it is to show a good ombré on a small canvas, but you've done it so well. Love the torn book pages - one of my favourite elements, too. And somehow I've missed the Cornflower ink - my favourite colour...

    Beautiful artwork.

    Cath x

  2. I love this blue flowers really works!

  3. Learnt lots with your step by step, thank you so much. Fabulous tag, great ombre colour and love the layering effect x

  4. I love the shades of blue you used in this piece! So pretty, I love an ombre effect! Thanks for the share, hope you have a nice rest of your week. Keep up the posts.
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