More gorgeous tumbler tutorial coming attcha!! Meg from Lyndly Grove is showing us how to make an Ombre tumbler using the Tack It method. The results are a fabulous blend of color and shine!
There is just something beautiful about the subtle blending of colors on any surface. But under a coat of epoxy, it takes on a whole new level. Meg is back to show us how to make an Ombre tumbler using the Tack It method and Pop of Color Shock Paints. If you haven’t tried these beautiful chalk paints yet, you’re in for a big treat!
In the video below Meg shows us how to blend our paints into a beautiful ombre look. If you have never tried this technique before, this is the perfect tutorial for you. You get to see exactly how Meg applies her paint and how she blends it into seamless perfection.
How to Make an Ombre Tumbler Using the Tack It Method
There are almost as many ways to apply glitter to a tumbler as there are tumbler artists. We all have a favorite technique that we tend to use more often than others. And, in some cases, one method works better than others depending on the other mediums you are using.
Why the Tack It Method?
When you are working on a hand painted tumbler you want all of that beautiful work to shine through. But you may still want to add other layers of pretty things. Using the Tack It method with an opal glitter works well in this situation. That’s exactly what Meg did. She choose the Tack It because it gives great coverage but also dries clear.
Once she applied her glitter she was able to use her finger to work it down into the Tack It. It gives the tumbler a polished opal shimmer that still allows the ombre colors to shine through.
Other Ways to Apply Glitter
Like we said, there are a million ways to add glitter to your tumblers. If you are looking for a new way to do your glitter application or just want to learn about your options, we have a few posts for you to check out! How to Make a Basic Glitter Tumbler is a great one for those just starting with tumblers. It goes into great detail about everything from how to prep your tumbler to how to finish it with resin.
You can also add your glitter right to the Shock Paint. How to Make a Striped Tumbler with Pop of Color Paints shows you how you can add your glitter right to your paint to save time and supplies!
Other options include using Quick Coat to seal AND apply your glitter. Using Mod Podge is another popular option. You can also mix your glitter right into your resin when you are adding your epoxy layers. How you do glitter will depend on the project you are working on as well as personal preference.
How to Make an Ombre Tumbler Using the Tack It Method
- Stainless Steel Tumbler
- White Prime Time
- Paint brush
- Cup of water for paint brushes
- Jade Shock Paint
- Lavender Haze Shock Paint
- Muted Plum Shock Paint
- Light Turquoise Shock Paint
- Moon Dust Glitter
- Tack it
- Counter Culture DIY Quick Coat
- Protective gloves
- Mixing cups
- medicine cups
- Large Silicone Mixing Sticks
- Silicone mat
- Filter mask
- Heat gun optional
- Start by prepping and cleaning your tumbler. Then give it a base coat of Prime Time White. Allow it to dry.
- Now use a paint brush and the Jade Shock Paint to cover 1/4 of your tumbler from top to bottom. then use the Light Turquoise to cover the next 1/4. Do the next 1/4 with Muted Plum and the last 1/4 with Lavender Haze.
- Then blend the edges of your colors. Fade them into each other to form the ombre. Dipping your brush in water will help with the blending process. Meg shows us exactly how to do this in the video tutorial.
- You can use a heat gun to speed the drying process or wait for them to dry on their own. Pop of Color Paints dry very quickly so it may not need help.
- Squirt some Tack-It into a medicine cup and add a few drops of water. Mix that well. Then use another paint brush to apply the mixture evenly to the whole tumbler. Try not to have any streaks. Then add a second layer of the Tack It mixture.
- Use the heat gun to dry the Tack It until it is clear but still a bit tacky. Then sprinkle the Moon Dust Glitter over the whole tumbler. Tap it occasionally to remove excess glitter.
- Then use your finger to rub the glitter. This will push it down well and remove any excess glitter. Doing this gives the tumbler a beautiful opal sheen and let your paint colors come through. You can add a second coat of Tack It and glitter if you want.
- Once your glitter layer is dry, seal it with Quick Coat. Then add layers of combined Artist Resin (according to the package instructions) until your tumbler is nice and smooth. Allow each coat to cure before adding the next one.
The Finishing Touches
And there you have it! A beautiful ombre tumbler done with the Tack It method. Finished her tumbler off with a leopard print water slide that added yet another layer of fabulous. You could do that too or add a different kind of decal to yours. If you liked this tutorial and want to learn more about the Tack It method, check out our post, Tack It Method Peek-A-Boo Mugs. It’s another cute project that you are sure to love!
As always, a big thanks to Meg for sharing her time and talent with us. If you loved learning from Meg and want to see more of her creations and tutorials you can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and you can check out her Facebook group, Curious Crafters. We hope you love her tumbler as much as we do!
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