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Ombre Paper

Ombre -- a dyeing technique that creates soft color gradations -- brings its stylish haze to the home.


This technique is used to make the Hurricane Cover and Hanging Lantern projects.

Get more Ombre Crafts.


  • Nontoxic watercolors in tubes
  • Fine-spray cosmetic bottle
  • Plastic drop cloths
  • Protective face mask
  • Lantern or paper


  1. Step 1

    Mix a 1/2-ounce tube of watercolor and 1 cup of water in a bowl, stirring thoroughly. (Use less water for thin paper.) Pour the solution into a spray bottle. Cover work surface and floor with drop cloths; wear a mask.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2008