That old saying, always plan what you’re going to make ahead of the live video…well, it went out the window for today’s Maker Mornings with Meg project! But I think it worked out okay – what do you think? Since there is a great sale on Ink Refills (along with paper, ink pads, cardstock, etc) right now, I wanted to share this Ombre Embossing Paste technique tutorial.
It’s been a few years since I shared this last (apparently since March 2021), but I was excited to pull out the supplies – Embossing Paste, ink refills, a decorative mask of your choice – and get some ink on paper. The Curved Occasions stamp set with its disco ball and 70’s/80’s roller skates seemed like a perfect match for the color combination I had in mind.
The steps are pretty simple for this technique, and the results are fabulous!
Ombre Embossing Paste: Technique Tutorial
Ombre is a French term meaning shaded, usually a multicolor stripe, where colors graduate from light to dark. In the context of embossing paste, it involves creating a gradient effect with the paste, which can add a unique dimension and depth to your art.
Step 1: Pile the Paste
The first step in the process is to add a strip of masking tape to make a space on the mask. Then, using a palette knife, add a flat pile of embossing paste. This is the basis for your work, so make sure it’s evenly spread and ready for the next steps.
Step 2: Drop Ink Dots
Next, you’ll want to add some color to your paste. But remember – use the ink sparingly! Don’t overdo it. Drop a small dot on the embossing paste. The color will spread and blend as you work with the paste, creating a striking ombre effect.
Step 3: Start to Spread
Once you’ve dropped the ink onto the paste, use your palette knife to spread the paste across the mat. The goal here is to distribute the color and create a gradient effect. The key to achieving a smooth ombre transition is to spread the paste evenly, making sure the color blends naturally.
Step 4: Repeat as Desired
Without cleaning the palette knife and keeping the position the same, go back to the left side and drag more embossing paste and ink across the mask to fill in. The repeating process will help to enhance the ombre effect and ensure that the color is evenly distributed throughout the paste.
Step 5: Reveal Fabulousness
Finally, it’s time to reveal your masterpiece! Carefully pull the mask away and let the ombre embossing paste dry for a few minutes. The result will be a beautiful piece of art with a stunning gradient effect. It’s a simple and fun process, but with impressive results.
Art is all about experimentation and creativity. With this tutorial, you can explore new techniques and create beautiful, unique pieces. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, embossing paste offers a fun and accessible way to express your creativity. So why not give it a try and see where your imagination takes you?
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