"Ombre" is a fancy French word for color that is shaded or graduated in tone. You see ombre in fashion, art and even hair color! I love the look, and the Adirondack Inkpads make it easy to achieve! These monochromatic dye inks shade beautifully, and the colors are meant to blend into one another. Simply pick the family of color that you like, and then get the "Light", "Bright" and "Earthtone" in that family. A little sponge action and you've achieved ombre :-) I like the look "solid", and I also love using it with stencils. Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give it a try for yourself!