Thursday 26 July 2018

Double Ombre !

Hello and welcome back ! It's Sue here with you today sharing an inspirational post on the current challenge of Ombre. Shading from light to dark is a favourite technique of mine but I had no idea it had it's own title !

I also love working with shades of one colour so that's where the thought process started.

I've used Fresco Finish Acrylics, gathering a selection all of varying shades. I started with a piece of white grey board which I gave a coat of matt medium to so it was protected against the liquid I was about to use.

I started with Snowflake working on a diagonal and adding the next shade while the paint was still wet.

While the board was drying I used the same technique on 4 small canvases that I taped together while they were painted.

While the canvases were still taped together I stencilled over 2 of them, still keeping to the Ombre technique of starting with a light colour and working towards a darker colour.

Now the white board was dry I stencilled across the bottom half, again using the Ombre technique but through the stencil. A little bumping also highlighted the stencilling.

Once everything was dry the canvases were mounted onto the board.

The text is another one from an Alison Bomber set, stamped in Watering Can Archival ink. I prefer the grey against more delicate colours.

Using Snowflake as the base for the stencilling allowed the colours that followed to have a subtle shade difference.

Adding just a small 'bump' when stencilling really makes it stand out from the background.

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and you still have time to share your Ombre projects with us.


  1. Wonderful colours and the stencilling really pops against the background shades. TFS and sending my best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Fabulous Sue ! Love the ombré and you are the master of 'bumping' ! I really must try that technique x

  3. So enjoyed reading your post and thank you for the step by steps and the wonderufl inspiration. The ombre effect looks great and the white stencilling and the bumping looks fabulous too x

  4. You made great progress.This is really pretty and good idea on site !