Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ombre Inking

Hi it's me again - filling in for Keren who's taking a little break but will be back next week.

Today I wanted to play along with Avery Elle's current challenge which is ombre/gradient which seemed like the perfect opportunity to test out their new inks which I have to say I really like!


I took a fairly simplistic approach and used 3 tonal inks - celery, lemongrass and mimosa and as they are lovely juicy pigment inks I used the direct to paper technique starting from the lightest and working down to the darkest ink


Then to create something interesting with the ombre paper I made I took the hello word die and die cut it.  I cut the same word again twice in white and layered them up behind the ombre for dimension.  To add a little interest I die cut it once more from black card but this one I offset just slightly to add to the dimensional quality.  One of the sentiments from the companion stamp set was all that was required to finish it off.


 If you've already got the inks - we'd love to hear what you think about them - share your thoughts with us on Facebook.  I mostly use dye based inks but I have to say these inks from Avery Elle may just convert me to the pigment-side....   The colours are very rich and they dry really nicely.


1 comment:

andreawalford said...

I just wanted to let you know that we loved your project and we gave it a shout out on the Paper Crafter's Library Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/papercrafterslibrary