Saturday, October 9, 2010

Rainbow of Ribbon

Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Original Ribbon color Whisper White

Elegant Eggplant 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Original Ribbon Color Whisper White

Marina Mist 5/8" Organza Ribbon
Original Ribbon Color Whisper White

Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Original Ribbon Color Whisper White

Tangerine Tango 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim
Original Ribbon Color Very Vanilla

Baja Breeze 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Original Ribbon Color Whisper White

Well that was fun!  I took my original ribbons in various sizes and mainly Whisper White - except for the Crochet Trim which has more of a Very Vanilla look - and took some of my favorite ink colors and dyed them to make a rainbow of ribbons.  It was really easy to do, and with the exception of a few inked fingers, not too messy either.  To dye my ribbon I first cut a strip long enough to be used for a card layer, laid it flat on top of the ink pad, and while holding one end in my fingers and laying a Stamping Sponge on top of the ribbon, I pulled it across the top of the ink pad.  I did this several times until I got the color I wanted.  You can make it lighter or darker depending on your preference.  My favorite has to be the Organza Ribbon that I inked in Marina Mist.  I always loved this ribbon in Whisper White, but now it really has topped my list dyed to match some of my favorite colors.  Try it and you will be surprised at how easy it is, and how many more choices you now have for all of your favorite projects.

To make the ribbons I used the following:
Ink:  Rose Red #101778, Elegant Eggplant #105210, Marina Mist #119668, Melon Mambo #115656, Tangerine Tango #111834, Baja Breeze #111833
Ribbon:  Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain #109025, Whisper White 5/8" Satin #114616, Whisper White Organza #114319, Whisper White 1/8" Taffeta #119262, Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta #109070
Accessories:  Stamping Sponge #101610

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, Thanks for showing how the various ribbons turn out. I've thought about doing this but now I'm sure I will! Following you from SC! You can follow me at :)