Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tie Dye Ribbon Tutorial


























The other day I was cruising around Amazon and thought to look for seam binding.

Now I have run across plenty of seam binding but never the plain, simple, silky, easy crinkled kind. And not 100 yards for $7!

Oh the fun I can have with that!

So bought it and have been dying ribbon left and right!

So, I do not have many spritzes & mists. It's the same reason I do not have chips or cookies in the house. I WILL EAT THEM. No, I would not eat the mists, but I would use them ON simply everything. I love that stuff. So, I try to make myself use product I have already on hand.

Since years ago I was a consultant for stamping company and bought ever single stamp pad color they had...hence I have quite a few colors I can pick from. And since I am also not big into stamping these days, they need to be used or they will get dried up.

Let me show you a trick. ;-)

Use a stamp pad to dye with! If you look at the binding. you will see where I have swiped three different stamp pad numerous times. Some colors have mixed and made others.

It gets better though. Almost as good as a cookie.


I then add all the swiped binding to a coffee filter and spritz with alcohol or a clear mist. Or an almost empty white mist with alcohol added.


LOOK at the shimmery colors run!


And a little teaser of how the dried & dyed ribbon works with a vintage-type ornament I'm playing with!

Happy HUMP Day!

6 comments:

  1. oh my those are soooooooooooo pretty

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  2. That is amazing, what stunning colors in your ribbons now.. look forward to seeing what you create with them!

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  3. Oh wow, it is amazing, it reminds me of my tie-die t-shirts I wore in the 60s too, LOL! Just kidding, it is definitely fun and cool!!!

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  4. Can you feel some drips? That would be the DROOOLING I'm doing here in OZ!!!!!!!!! I'm guessing Stampin' Up pads...just asking to see if they work...I have a errr 'few' of their ink refills. I'm thinking they might be good for this, too???? Want some???? Just asking.......

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  5. Oh my word this is absolutely delectable!! Gorgeous job!!!

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