Sunday, August 11, 2013

Getting Our Ombré On!

Six Close To My Heart friends & neighbors got together yesterday afternoon
to see the recent Extravaganza Art CD from Convention,
thanks to Rebecca Brown of Show Me Scrapping!

She showed us the Cricut Craft Room and we each cut
a cute Halloween album using the new Artbooking cartridge.
Oh, what a product that is! I can't wait to make more mini albums!
(I'll post later this week more about that project.)

Everyone got to show and tell some items we've been working on
using some of the new products from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.

We tried the Ombré technique showcased in CTMH's video
using Liquid Glass, drops of re-inker, the bone folder, and chipboard shapes.
It was a good learning experience,
and we found that by adding Create A Shade paint to the mixture,
and by using a small paint brush,
it was so much easier to apply and it looked great on our third attempt.
Which reinforces the saying, "Practice does make perfect!"
We'll definitely be trying this again with different color hues.

We began with these materials. 
From left to right: Our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts
with Outdoor Denim, Twilight, and Pacifica.
(Colors in the Caribbean!)

Then I showed the group a sample "ombré" card I made using paper strips:

 The "Claire" paper packet

(Claire card inside)

And a third "ombré" technique
using the Houndstooth alphabet, finger daubers,
and inks: Clover Meadow, Pear, and Key Lime.
(If you do this on small pieces, hold your finger dauber at an angle
and sponge "in thirds" visually. I did it from dark to light, left to right.
Larger chipboard shapes are much easier to ink with this method!
I do love a challenge!
And I planned to use this word PEAR on a future layout, so
there IS a method to my madness...)

I can't wait to see some of the projects you've made
after getting YOUR ombré on!

So glad you stopped by!

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