Tammy showed a ribbon technique on her blog that I loved.
As a Ranger Certified Educator, I decided to do this same type of technique with Ranger products and it worked perfectly. Here's what I did:
You will need:
- ribbon (I used seam binding) in your favorite color.
- Ranger Distress Ink Re-inkers in Vintage Photo. You can use your fave color. The reason I like Ranger Distress Re-Inkers is that they are (1) water based so they (2) easily mix with water. Easy clean-up too!
- Ranger Craft Mat
- Ranger Mini-Mister
- Fill the mini-mister as follows: 1 dropper full of re-inker with 3/4 dropper full of water. Shake well to mix. I used Vintage Photo with my red ribbon.
2. Spray the Craft Mat with the re-inker.
3. Roll the ribbon around in the re-inker.
IF you like your ribbon darker, you can also just spray your ribbon with the Mini-Mister and roll it around in the re-inker again.
Below you'll see the ribbon on the left has been directly sprayed.
Ribbon on the right just scrunched up on my Craft Mat.
4. Scrunch the ribbon up in your fingers.
5. Voila! Ribbon antiqued and scrunched. I just leave it on my craft mat (in a ball) to dry. It dries pretty quickly as it's not very wet. Hmmmm . . . looks like a little flower doesn't it? Once it's dried, just cut the length you need and place on your project.
Love how easy this is to do. Dries quickly and if you have the right colors on your Craft Mat already from a previous paper inking - well, just mist with water and clean your Craft Mat with ribbon! I always have Ranger Distress Re-Inkers anyway so this gives me another use for them.
Thanks for the inspiration Tammy!
PS: Now taking applications for a hand model.