This tutorial is about staining them in various colours using the distress markers.
It is rather simple, but the result is quite striking! All using crinkle ribbon, distress markers, a mini mister and a heat tool.
I cut a piece of the ribbon and start the process....
I colour one side of the ribbon. It takes the distress ink beautifully...
One side is all done. On to the next colour!
Now we have a beautiful red white and blue :-)
This is how it looks once done. You could leave it like this and use it on a card or tag.
I like to spray it with a little water, to make it bleed a little, to give it a more vintage look.
I spritz a little water with my minimister on a section of the ribbon and dry it immediately with a heat tool. I just want the ink to run just a little, not create a purple in the middle... That is why I do it in sections.
Here you see the difference. On the left the spritzed and dried part and on the right the "untreated" part.
This is what the ribbon looks like after it has been spritzed and dried. The possibilities are endless.
All we need now is a tag or card to put this on......
This tag is still a work in progress. I used "4th of July" embossing powder by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies to create my stars, it is a glorious mix of red white and blue powder and blue glitter. I inked over it with the same red and blue (festive berries and faded jeans) as the ribbon. The edge is inked with walnut stain.
And the ribbon is tied like I always do. I have done a tutorial for that too ;-)
All the tag now needs are some finishing touches.
Thank you for stepping by and taking the time to have a look.
Take care and keep your craft on :-)