Ombre embossing is something I’ve been meaning to try for a while, so I was actually already prepared with many different colors of powders. Most of my colored powders are shimmer powders, so I immediately thought of hummingbirds. To conserve powder, I tried my best to spoon small amounts of each color onto specific areas with a curved tool normally used for clay carving.
I resisted the urge (and it was a strong one) to add anything to the embossed images other than a stamped sentiment…I think a pretty technique like this deserves an empty stage. Here is a detail shot of the hummingbird…love this stamp!
Hummingbird – Stampabilities “Sketched Hummingbird” (#G1100)
Flowers – Inkadinkado “Happy Spring Day” set
Sentiment – Annabelle Stamps “Garden Silhouettes” (abs050)
Hero Arts Shadow Ink in “Cup o’ Joe”
Embossing Powders – all Hampton Arts