No, no, no… not hombre… OMBRE! You know, the French word meaning “shadow” or “varying shades of a tone”, like a graduation in color. That’s what a bunch of us were up to last week on the Pink Paislee blog.
I ended the week with a bright wedding page. When I got this assignment there was really no question that I would be using some of the Mistables line to experiment with the ombre technique. The Mistables Collection is absolutely perfect for experimenting with color and the variation of its intensity. Many times you see the ombre look done in soft colors… beachy looks or romantic fades. But I wanted to do something bright and vibrant so I chose to use intense blue ink.
I blended several types of ink on this Mistables background starting at the lower corner and lightening towards the center and did the same in a smaller area at the top right for balance. The background paper really takes on life when we add color like this!
I brought out the shades of blue in various places around my page: the dark blue on the Mistables tag, lighter blue on the “&”, dark blue edged ruffled trim, and stitching too.
The trail of butterflies follows the ombre pattern as well. I started them plain white in the center of the page and they increase in intensity towards the top.
If you want to see more examples of ombre check out the rest of the posts last week on the Pink Paislee blog. I just love how all the projects have been very different from each other but make use of the same technique!