Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hey Ombre, Que pasa?

Ombre is a term meaning "shaded."  It's usually a multicolored stripe with colors graduating from light to dark.  
We've always wanted to try this effect and decided to try it with layering some tissue paper. Bam.

We used Mod Podge, an empty Bath and Body Works candle, strips of tissue paper and got to work!

Using a paint brush and Mod Podge we glued on a wide strip of tissue paper, covering the entire glass. Layering and working our way down we continued to glue on additional pieces of tissue paper, placing each strip 1/4 of an inch or so beneath the previous piece, creating an ombre effect. 

The first 2 layers were light blue and the rest were sea foam green.  We folded under and glued any excess tissue paper to the bottom of the glass and let dry upside down.

We tried to keep each piece evenly spaced. Working with tissue paper can be a bit of a challenge, but once it dries, it's very forgiving.

We made this one too!

We cut out and glued on some cute sea life from paper we found at the Paper Source.   

Darling it's better, down where it's wetter...under the sea!


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  2. I love this! I have some of that paper from Paper Source. I've pinned this to try it myself!

  3. Featuring one of your fun candles when my link party opens up tomorrow night. And darn you for giving me an Under The Sea ear worm lol.