Today I have two simple techniques to share, use them together, or apart to create stunning embellishments for any project. So go and grab your Lindy’s embossing power and Magicals and join me in creating something gorgeous!
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products:
- Embossing Powder – Candy Cane Red Gold and Razzleberry Plum
- Magicals – Poinsettia Red
- Starbursts – Rudolphs’ Red Nose & Bougainvillea Fuchsia
- Flat Fabio – Pink Ladies Pink
- Art Extravagance – Texture Paste
- Studio Calico – Wooden Hearts
- Chipboard or wooden word
- Micro Beads – Gold
- I Am Roses – paper flowers
- Versafine Onxy Black Stamp Pad
- Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Eclipse 100 Card – White
Ombre Embossing Technique
Begin by choosing two colours of Lindy’s embossing powder, I chose Candy Cane Red Gold and Razzleberry Plum. The colours should be similar in strength to achieve the ombre look, eg: a medium red and medium pink. If you pick a dark blue and for example silver, it will still be beautiful – just not ombre.
Tap off the excess and heat the powder until raised and shiny. This first layer is essential in creating the ombre look. By covering the entire embellishment, the second colour will spread and create a variety of ‘tones’ and allow the two colours to blend together. If you only added one colour to the top and another to the bottom for instance, you wouldn’t get the same beautiful blending of colours.
Heat the second colour with a heat gun and while still warm, repeat the previous step. You may need to add up to three layers of the second colour to achieve the colour gradation that is the ‘ombre’ effect.
This creates a stunning rich colour on chipboard or wood embellishments. Use the ‘Straight from the Jar’ technique to add colour to your embellishment. As you can see I used Magicals in Poinsettia Red.
It’s slightly early but Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our beautiful Lindy’s lovers oxo