Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Splitcoast tutorial - Ombre techniques

In this week's tutorial, Amy Kunkle shares 3 different methods for creating an ombre background - it's a smooth gradient, usually a light-to-dark range of a single color.

For my card, I used Ranger dye reinkers and a wide brush, increasing the amount of water as I went down the panel. (This is Shizen watercolor paper, which is 100% cotton, super textured, and very fun to work with.)

It occurred to me AFTER my card was done that I should have taken some process photos... sorry about that! It was past my brain time. After the panel was dry, I stamped the poppy image (Crafter's Companion), and brushed inside the outline with bleach so I had a white image to color in. The poppies were colored with a mix of dye reinkers and watercolor markers.

The sentiment is one of my designs, which is between companies right now... it's stamped on a diecut from Simon Says Stamp.

Hope you'll try this one out!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Dina, I love the idea of the bleach! Clever and useful.

  2. Beautiful, Dina, and I look forward to seeing your stamps "consolidated." I love this sentiment! Hugs!

  3. Gorgeous Ombre watercolored background Dina. Clever to use bleach to remove color from your lined poppies. All perfect for your beautiful quote. TFS my friend.

  4. Really,really like this. Colors is outstanding. Thanks.

  5. This is stunning!!! And I love the sentiment so much!!!