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Antique-look ribbon with a nod to Tammy Tutterow . . .

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
  • Water

Ribbon 1


  1. 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.

    Ribbon 2


2.  Spray the Craft Mat with the re-inker.

Ribbon 3

3.  Roll the ribbon around in the re-inker.

Ribbon 4 edit

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. 


Ribbon 5

Below you'll see the ribbon on the left has been directly sprayed.

Ribbon on the right just scrunched up on my Craft Mat.

Ribbon 8


4.  Scrunch the ribbon up in your fingers.

Ribbon 6

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. 

Ribbon 7

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.





Tammy Tutterow

Love it! I definitely love the brown aging on the colored ribbon. I think I am going to have to stock up on re-inkers!

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