Have you ever wondered how to achieve a well blended ombre effect with spray ink on cards or mixed media projects? The secret is water!


I recently created a set of cards using an ombre technique with spray ink – it's so easy! I used ColorBox Spritzers for this project but you can use any spray ink on the market. Please note that some ink has alot of water content so the color won't be as intense on the finished project as if you use a concentrated spray. The entire family of spray ink from Clearsnap, such as ColorBox Spritzers, Stephanie Barnard Sprays!, and Smooch Spritz produce concentrated, intense color, perfect for ombre effects like this.

The image son the front of each card were added using Craft Attitude film. They have an ethereal effect because the film is semi-transparent, allowing the ombre ink background to show through the image. I like how warm the images feel! I also share, in the video, how to use Izink acrylic pigment inks to distress papercrafts:


  • ColorBox Creative Cards
  • ColorBox Spritzers
  • Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Sprays!
  • Color Catcher by Clearsnap
  • ColorBox Pigment Ink
  • ColorBox Embosing Powder
  • Darice Heat Gun
  • Xyron Glue Stick
  • Craft Attitude Printable Film
  • Images from The Graphics Fairy
  • Stamp by Stampin' Up!
  • Westcott Brand Scissors
  • Lion Bran Yarn

Have you ever created with an ombre effect? Share your links here in the comments section!


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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