Friday, August 6, 2010

More ribbon experiments!

Hello, and happy Friday! I spent the better part of Tuesday dyeing more rayon seam binding and I wanted to experiment with different inks to see what results I would get.

Most videos mention putting the ink in a spray bottle, but since I don't own too many mini misters, I used the "moosh" technique. I mooshed the distress ink pad on my craft mat, spritzed some water and sopped up the color.  That technique produced these results with Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge.


My friend Cheryl Valadez suggested Copic reinkers and the colorless blender in a ziploc bag and I had to give it a try. Here are the results for that technique, using R85 and YG95. Thanks, Cheryl!


I love the intensity of the colors. The only drawback is the cost factor and the really strong smell that remains for quite a long time.


I used some of the pink ribbon on this card that I made using Tiddly Inks' Everyday Princess and paired it with a new Kid's Quote sentiment stamp that a dear friend gave me.

Let me know if you've tried dyeing seam binding and what inks you've tried. I'd love to see your results!
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Thank you all for your birthday wishes! Turning 39 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. And here's a shot of the sliver of birthday cake that I savored...





For those of you who asked, my daughter purchased the Photo Studio from Ritz Camera at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. I think any specialty camera shop might carry it. I'm looking forward to using it and seeing the results.

Thanks, always, for stopping by...Have a great weekend!

25 comments:

  1. Yes, I dye my ribbon like you do, with distress inks on the surface. I don't own that many misters either, nor any reinkers! I looked for rayon ribbon to dye in Germany, but no chance! I use simple cotton ribbon instead. But I like that airy look of the rayon better! Your card is gorgeous, Donna! Love your work!

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  2. Love the card! The sentiment reminds me of my daughter :0)
    I can't remember whether I told you this or not but thanks for highlighting this technique, I have to use it next month and had never even heard of it before. Your colors came out great, I'll have to try the distress ink thing, I have that! Hopefully satin ribbon will work.. hmmm...mad scientist time!

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  3. Lovely ribbon! Gorgeous. Love the card! She is adorable. Belated Happy Birthday!!!! I hope it was wonderful. The cake looks delicious.

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  4. I think any type of dye would work. First I used Smooch Spritz. The colors are a lot darker, but I simply diluted the colors in a mini mister. Add water and just a drop or two of the desired color. After I'm done with the color itself, I then use my distress ink pad to go over the ribbon again to give it an antiquey dimension. Love your card.

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  5. What a beautiful card, Donna. Such lovely results from dying your ribbon. I have never tried this, but it is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  6. Gorgeous ribbon, Donna! Love how it turns out so soft looking! Your card is adorable! Sounds like you enjoyed a fun b-day!

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  7. Donna, first of all, that cake looks delicious...YUM ;D
    Your ribbons are gorgeous! I love that these techniques give you the option of always having the right color of ribbon on hand. How perfect is that?! Love that card, too! So dang adorable! Hugz, Cheryl

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  8. I love this dyed seam binding. Never tried it, looks complicated and messy :0 But I LOVE how yours turned out and I love the colors too! Your card is so precious. Would you mind sharing info on the cute sentiment? I love this one that you used here. Love Everyday princess, your colors are gorgeous!! Happy Friday Donna!!

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  9. Donna, your card is so cute! Your coloring always so amazing!

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  10. Beautiful ribbon, Donna, and love that cute card!! Your cake looks delish too!!

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  11. Wow, love all the dyeing you made for the seam binding and thanks for the info too, didn't know there was an after smell! Love your card and that sweet sentiment, don't you wish we could get away with that too!

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  12. Love the card. And the ribbon goes so well with the card. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!!

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  13. Wow, that ribbon is fab - and I love your sweet card! Jo x

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  14. Adorable!! I love the sentiment too!! I have tried to dye the ribbon using the mooshed technique, and that seemed to work the best. Now I have to use it on a project. Your ribbons have all come out so pretty!! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  15. I went to WalMart and bought $1 spray bottles...the little ones, but bigger than a mini mister. I used distress ink reinkers and some perfect pearls. I found that if I put a couple drops of the reinker on the ribbon after I had spray it with diluted reinker I liked the color much better because it was more vibrant.

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  16. Your ribbon is just toooooo pretty! Love your fun card as well. The sentiment is pure perfection! :) Hugs!

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  17. this is a wonderful idea to do with ribbon...now I have to get some of that ribbon and try =) love how the colors turned out. your card is so cute! I need to get me some of those sentiments. can you direct me to the place to get some? love your coloring and your card is so sweet! what is your favorite color? have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. thanks for sharing your tips on dyeing ribbon. love how yours turned out!
    that is an absolutely cute card---and perfect sentiment too!

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  19. Your princess card is so cute! Cool ribbon! Looks like your cake was yummy!

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  20. Love the card Donna and I'm sure I'd love the cake too! ;) You are quite the little lab tech with all your experimenting, it's so nice to know all our findings without going through it myself! Good to know about the odor, but the colors are beautiful!

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  21. awww.... yummy colors!!! hummm... i thought of the smell from the Copic reinkers, too... will have to try that... off to try and dye some ribbon! love your sweet card! that sentiment is too cute!! =)

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  22. Belated happy birthday - I missed it as I was on holidays..... hope you had a blast.

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  23. WOW! This is GORGEOUS Donna! I LOVE what you did w/ the ribbon and that card is darling! I got your email about the challenge and I'm sorry I've been MIA_had a nasty computer virus after I got home from CHA. WIll email you shortly!

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  24. Look at all those ribbon, yummy!! I try the way you dye your ribbon and I love it, I can use the ink pad instead of the reinkers now! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  25. I almost miss this post..thanks to Alice's posting about dying the ribbons! I also dyed my ribbons a few days ago. (I happend to have two bottles Glimmer Mist)! What a fun thing to do!! The card is too cute!!!

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