Hello again, friends! I am very excited about this post. I got my “brave boots” out today and decided to respond to the May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call. I love May Arts Ribbon, and was delighted when they selected my idea for a project using their Spring Release ribbons. Today, in response to their design team call, I am sharing some of my favorite projects that feature ribbon, lace, fibers and twine.
Project #1: Secret Garden Altered Cigar Box
Remember this little treasure?
Project #2: Tattered Florals tag with stamped ribbon (stamping on ribbon tutorial)
Cut 3 feet of rayon seam binding. Use Mustard Seed Distress Stain directly on the ribbon. Just squeeze out of the bottle until the ribbon reaches the desired color. Gently squeeze the color through the ribbon to ensure saturation. ( You may also put a small amount of the stain in a small ziploc bag, add the ribbon and gently knead the bag to dye the ribbon. ) Dry the ribbon with a heat tool, and iron if becomes too crinkled. Lay the ribbon out on a smooth surface. Ink a leafy stamp with Ranger Olive Archival Ink and stamp directly onto the ribbon. Use gentle heat to set the ink. Cut the ribbon into three 12 inch segments and run through the top of the tag.
Here are some other projects created with lace, ribbon and twine:
A sweet name banner for a child’s room, featuring wide striped ribbon. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
That’s all for me today, folks. Thanks for taking the time to look at these projects that I’m submitting for the May Arts Ribbon Design Team Call. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that I make the cut, and I’ll be sure to let you know how things work out. If I make it to the next level, it will make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time,