If you are addicted to Pinterest like I am (seriously, I'm on there all the time) then you will be familiar with Ombre. To be quite honest, I have no idea what Ombre is, however you tend to pick it up from the pictures that go with the trend. I think Ombre is mainly trending on hairstyles at the minute. It seems to be the "letting your colour grow out" effect, where your hair goes from the colour of your roots, to the colour it used to be dyed half way down. That's what seems to come up when you search for "Ombre". However, there are some very beautiful uses of Ombre elsewhere. You may or may not be familiar with the following images:
Ombre Shower Curtain
So you see, when it comes to the more literal translation of the term, I take it to mean gradient or fade.
Whatever it is I am sure you agree it is beautiful, to whatever it is applied to. So I thought I would try it myself :D
I started out with this table top drawer set I bought for 25p from a car boot:
I painted it white, then using a tester pot of bluey paint, I painted one drawer face, then I mixed a little white into the colour and painted the second drawer face, then added even more white and painted the third drawer face, in the hope of recreating the Ombre effect.
To be honest I am not too happy with it. It's too subtle. One thing I am terrible at is being bold with colours and designs, so I see this as a failure because it's just not bold enough. I think adding white to a colour isn't the way to go, I think I should have used 3 tester pots of 3 different shades perhaps.
The good thing though is that I can paint over the drawer faces til I am completely happy with it.
If I had the balls, I would give it some bad ass Ombre and then paint a swirly whirly design on all three drawer faces... however my brain would just not be able to let me free style doodle like that. I really don't know why but I just can't seem to make up patterns or draw silly doodles, I am much more happy copying designs or drawing a pre specified thing.
Does anyone else seem to have just a complete lack of confidence when it comes to drawing and colouring?
Sewn Up, Stuck Down