Saturday, September 15, 2007

Dyeing Ribbon and Flowers

In my recent technique class, I showed everyone how to dye ribbon and the flowers from the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit. With the moose card, we used a direct to ink pad technique to saturate our ribbon with color (wild wasabi). For the happiness card, we used a solution of Soft Sky ink refill and water and dipped our flower and ribbon to achieve a great color match (ratio was 50 drops of ink to 1 tsp water). I have to say, I much prefer the results with dying tafetta ribbon than grosgrain ribbon. The grosgrain doesn't seem to dye as evenly which isn't very noticeable with lighter colors, but definitely is visible with darker tones.


Melanie aka Batgirl said...

oh I almost didn't know where I was lol. nice new banner! I see what you mean! I have a boarder on both sides of my page that you dont have! I have wanted to find out how to do this stretch thingy! ok let me look into it fully now! :)

Corie said...

I love both of these cards.