Ombre: Another Blog Blessing™ Scrapbooking Freebie
OMBRE IS ALL the rage these days, from clothing to home furnishing to hair color. This scrapbooking freebie is full of multicolored ombre patterns, with eight 12″x12″ papers and lots of embellishments for your scrapbooking pleasure. It includes six Thot Spots™ in two different designs, four tags, six petal rings for making flowers, four brads sized for the petal rings, four bows, four coiled clips with beads, four buttons, and three flowers. This kit has elements that are best used digitally (like the clips and bows), but it is also suitable for printing out and using traditionally.
What is Ombre?
Color-rich, ombre describes the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. The technique is commonly seen as a surface treatment in fashion and art. During the early 21st century it became a popular feature for hair coloring, nail art, and even baking, in addition to its uses in home decorating and graphic design.
Ombré technique has been used a long time. Ombré fabric printing, using a special printing block called an ‘ombre’ or ‘rainbowed’ block, was used in the early 19th century to produce textiles with graduated color designs. Ombre as a textile treatment came back into fashion in around 1840 and was used throughout the 19th century. In machine embroidery an ombré effect was achieved by dyeing the threads in graded colors beforehand.
Following the early 21st century trend, many popular home decorators have incorporated ombré into their home decorating styles. Martha Stewart describes the gentle progression of color in ombré as a transition from wakefulness to slumber. Ombré can be used in many products from textiles to glassware, and as a wall-painting technique, where walls are painted in colors graduating to a lighter or darker tone towards the other end.
This ombre kit is just perfect for updated, modern layouts and paper crafts, and it’s a scrapbooking FREEBIE!