This is Stephanie and I'm here for Skipping Stones Design's Tips & Tricks Thursday!!!
Today I'm going to show you two ways to make your very own wrinkled ribbon to match your cards, scrapbooking pages and paper projects.
You'll need the following items:
- Seam Binding that is 100% Rayon
- Copic markers
- Distress inks
- Spritzer bottle (tiny)
- Heat gun
- Disposable container that you won't mind ever using again
- Disposable gloves
|I absolutely love Hug Snug's seam binding. You can use any neutral color such as white or cream and it won't affect your results.|
Using Copic markers to color your ribbon:
|I like to use my Copic swatch book to try to match the patterned paper of my card to the colors I have on hand. This makes it a little easier to match the ribbon to the project.|
|Next scrunch your ribbon up in your hand while wearing a disposable glove or you will have very inky hands. I usually really squeeze it together holding it tight for a few seconds.|
|Finally, using your heat gun, dry the ribbon (not too close) while constantly turning and scrunching it as you go. This usually takes less than a minute since the Copic doesn't totally saturate the seam binding.|
Using Distress inks to color your ribbon:
|Once again, I like to use my Distress ink chart to see which color will match most closely to my project. In this case, I decided on Victorian Velvet.|
|Once again, scrunch that ribbon up tightly for a really nice "wrinkled" look.|
|Finally, attach your seam binding to your project and you have a perfectly coordinated wrinkled ribbon!|
Thanks so much for joining me today!
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