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'...so 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
shade...got 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 !