Thursday, September 15, 2011

I like a little ombre with my coffee

 
You may have recently seen some great bloggers talking about Martha Stewart's new paint line.  I love to try out some new crafty stuff, so I took my trusty 50% off coupon and treated myself to some new colors.

Wait Christine. What is this ombre thing you speak of? The definition I found read shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color.

It's also a huge trend all over the blogs, and Pinterest. 
It's a trend that I can totally get behind.


 Say hello to my new favorite coffee mug! Hi.

 I used Martha's new paints on this plain old mug I had in my cabinet.  Yes, I baked it on in my little old oven, following the instructions on the box.  This paint is great on many surfaces (including fabric).

 I don't have a before picture because...well, none of them were any good. Actually, they were horrible.

I basically started with two colors within the same color family--one dark and one super light.  I started at the bottom with the darkest color, and mixed those two colors together to get the two middle colors.  The top color pictured,  is the lightest color by itself. But all together, I only used two colors!

I can't wait to finally use this mug tomorrow morning...
Stay tuned, I have more ombre coming soon!


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27 comments:

  1. Love, love, love what you did with the new MS paints, Christine! And I always learn something new when I visit here! Thank you for bringing me up to speed on "ombre"!

    Jenn

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  2. Christine!! This is so darling and I'm SO in love with this!! I'm pinning, twittering and facebooking. LOVE!

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  3. Love this. I need to get my hands on some of this Martha paint! Woot. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  4. Love it. :) I just shard your post link at http://creativityunmasked.blogspot.com/2011/09/six-for-saturday-or-sunday_17.html ~Laura

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  5. This looks great. Must say I love this trend. Especially because it allows me to enjoy my favorite color more, turquoise! If I could combine ombre and chevron, well then I am in crafty paradise.
    :)
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    My City Backyard Garden

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  6. I love this! I am loving the whole Ombre thing right now too. Usually it takes me longer to get behind something so popular:)
    Thanks for sharing this.

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  7. Who would have thought to use paint on a coffee mug? This is such a great idea! Love it. Would make excellent gifts. I'm totally pinning this :)

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  8. What a great idea! Love this mug!

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  9. Beautiful mug! I'll have to check out those paints!

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  10. Very pretty! I love it!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired.blogspot.com

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  11. That is really pretty!! Love this idea :)

    Visiting from I ♥ Naptime!

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  12. Love this!! Love the gradient color and that pretty shade. What a cute little mug to use to enjoy your coffee!

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  13. This is awesome. I want to try it for sure. I wonder what it would look like if you used some of the martha stewart glaze over the top of it?

    I'm going to link to this in a week-ish at Dollar Store Crafts.

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  14. Beautiful. I love ombre! Great way to have some coffee1

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  15. This. is. AWESOME! You could for sures sell those! And yes, it looks very Martha :)

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  16. Very cute! I love your color choices.

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  17. I love ombre! I actually just posted about it today! check it out thesimplyliving.blogspot.com

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  18. Beautiful mug...I love the colors you chose...very fresh feeling.

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  19. Would LOVE it if you would link this post up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-5.html

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  20. Sorry I missed this!! AWESOME Christine! I am so making me one in these colors...can you tell me which ones you used? thanks!

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  21. oooh it's fantastic!! i love how rustic it is with the rough texture of brush strokes!

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  22. Spotted this on Craftgawker :) I bought a white mug from Target's dollar bin I've been wanting to paint. Yours looks awesome! Think I'll paint mine rainbow stripes.

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  23. SO cute! Featured it on my blog!

    http://acreativecookie.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-things-friday-3-ombre.html

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  24. Hey Christine! I also found this on Craftgawker! Great photos. would love to include this on my site in a round up of Ombre-related DIY ideas. Would you mind?
    -Carly @ Createlive

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  25. Love this mug! Did you put a sealer of any kind on it? Is it dishwasher safe now? I can't wait to make my own! In fact I have a crafting trip planned today

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