Beginner Ombre Layout with Caroline

Hi all!

Caroline here on the Lindy’s blog today to play with Lindy’s sprays and show you this great idea! I tried a super fun and easy technique to make gorgeous ombre look. If you struggle with blending inks together I have the solution for you!

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First, I cut some watercolor paper stripes about 2 inches by 9 inches. I took 3 sprays that would make a nice ombre look when used together. I picked Starburst Hydrangea blue, Flat Fabio Ocean breeze blue and Starburst Shabby turbine teal.

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I used a palette because I wanted to play easily with a large flat brush. With 1 color I made 2 stripes. The first one was the pure color with an “almost dry” brush. The second stripe was made with a “very wet” brush and just a bit of the same color. Adding water to a color to dilute it, makes beautiful gradients tones.

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I let the colored strips air dry and I put them beside each other to obtain a nice ombre look. I glued them as I wanted them on an 8″x8″ scrap piece of paper.

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I took my sewing machine out of the closet and I sewed all around my collage. I also sewed all the stripes horizontally. I added a couple of spatters in the corner where I wanted to put my picture.

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Here it is, I had a beautiful background completely handmade!

I just had to put some embellishments here and there in a cluster because I like it, around my picture and in the upper corner.

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Zoom in on the details below.

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That’s it for today, there are so many easy ways to play with those fabulous sprays! Don’t hesitate to ask questions over our Facebook group Lindy’s creative gang!

Lindy’s products used: 

Others: Watercolor paper: Strathmore, Diecuts: Les créations Edith Cloutier, Badges: Scrap aux Puces

Lindys Blog Designer badge 2019 Caroline P


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