Distress Oxide Ink Altered Seam Binding Ribbon
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! I had a fun, relaxing play date in my studio this past Sunday afternoon. It was just me, my Distress Inks, a manila tag and some Really Reasonable Ribbon seam binding. I’ve been experimenting with these scrumptious inks whenever I’ve had a few extra minutes. I think I’m finally getting the hang of working with them, as this sweet vintage tag with Distress Oxide Ink Altered Seam Binding Ribbon came together with very little fuss.
This is a standard sized Ranger Manila Tag. I created the background using Faded Jeans, Broken China, Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks. I used the classic “smoosh, spritz and swipe or tap” method for the inks, working with one color at a time and drying each layer thoroughly.
The thing I’ve noticed about Distress Oxide Inks is that the more water you use, the better they look. And, it’s super easy to layer colors together because each layer holds its own. No more mud puddle brown backgrounds!
After the inks, I put down an old Tim Holtz Flourish mask and spritzed the tag with Dylusions White Linen spray. Then I used Texture Paste to add the wildflowers. When the paste was dry, I smooshed more Wilted Violet ink onto my craft sheet and spritzed it. Using my index finger, I picked up the ink and tapped it over the flowers. I love the way it turned out.
To dress up the background, I added some Idea-Ology rub-ons. I like the way the black pops against the colorful background. The Tim Holtz Paper Dolls were painted with Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides, backed with chipboard and glued to the tag. Next I painted a chipboard frame from Southern Ridge Trading Company with PIcket Fence Distress Paint and added that to the mix.
Altered Seam Binding Ribbon and Distress Oxide Ink
I was curious to see how Distress Oxides would work with seam binding ribbon. Regular Distress Inks have always been my “go to” when I need to custom color seam binding to match a project. But just look at how this altered seam binding ribbon reacted to Distress Oxide Inks. Ooh-la-la! I love the rich depth of color. I used one color at a time, starting with Fossilized Amber. Smoosh it on your craft sheet, spritz with water until it beads up, then soak up the inky goodness with ribbon and heat dry. I created a smaller inky puddle with the Wilted Violet and just dipped the ribbon in here and there. So, curiosity satisfied! Distress Oxide Inks work beautifully to alter seam binding ribbon.
I hope I shared a thing or two that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If you’ve had a chance to play with Distress Oxides, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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