Okay, all you niñas and hombres out there, this is editor Natalie McConnell filling in for Megan Hoeppner on this month’s edition of Trend Talk. Fabulous CK Dream Team member Linda Barber is joining us today to talk about one of the hottest fads on the market! Celebrities are already sporting this trend, and the possibilities are endless for scrapbookers. Take notes from Linda and your layout will be ready for the red carpet. Ombré anyone?
Ombré! What is ombré? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s having colors or tones that shade into each other. It’s everywhere! And when I say everywhere, I mean, it’s on people’s heads. As in their hair! That’s most certainly everywhere.
Need more proof? Check out where else I found ombré:
And, as with any trend, it eventually seeps into scrapbooking…
Lawn Fawn has this adorable zig zag-ombré paper (talk about two trends in one!):
American Crafts debuted this ruffled Dear Lizzy paper. It’s like a beautiful dress!
My quickest and surest way is watercolor! There are so many different ways to create a watercolor effect. There are, of course, watercolors in tubes, in pans, in pencils, and in crayons. And then there are watercolor markers! And stamping ink pads. And I’m sure there are more ways out there that I don’t know about. But here’s my quick way to use a supply you probably already have: mists!
All you need are mists, a brush, and water. I personally like a waterbrush, but a regular brush and a little cup of water will do!
I shake the mist to mix it up, open it, wet the brush, and pick up color from the bottom of the little tube that carries the mist up to the nozzle. Then I apply it to my paper. It’s that easy! To create an ombré effect, I add more mist/less water to one end, and more water/less mist to the other.
I sometimes will use a watercolor crayon (like these from Technique Tuesday), and create my own ombré ribbons.
Wow! Thanks so much Linda – I think everyone is excited to try out Ombré on their scrapbook layouts and in their fashion! Thanks for joining us, now go get your shade on!