Thursday, August 13, 2009

Silk Ribbon Dye Technique

Congratulations to Sharon Johnson (notimetostamp) on her 100th challenge(ssnotime100) presented on her blog! Many a gal has awaited Friday in anticipation of playing the Stamp Simply Challenge!

In honor of this milestone, I am going to explain a quick and easy Copic dying technique to create a ribbon that has a timeworn, water damaged look--perfect for distressed and vintage designs.

The supplies that you will need to begin are:

Wide ivory or white silk ribbon (mine is May Arts)
Copic marker refills
Copic Blender Pen refill
blotting paper to protect your surface

I began by cutting my desired length of ribbon. After determining the length, I prepare my tablespace by protecting it from inky residue.

I began by dripping spots and streaks of Copic refills onto the ribbon, leaving space between the spots. I used four different inks to dye this bow...YR24 Pale Sepia, YR14 Caramel, Y38 Honey, and E31 Brick Beige.

After adding spots to your entire ribbon, take your Blender refill and splash and spot the ribbon lightly. The refill ink spot edges will begin to disperse and blend together. You do not want to use too much of the Blender refill, as it can totally wash away the ink spots and make a solid blah color.

After you reach your desired effect, allow the ribbon to dry. The ribbon will be somewhat wrinkled and distressed...just as desired. After dry, the ribbon should not rub off onto your design, unless of course it comes in contact with alcohol. NOTE: I have noticed that the dye will fade after sometime, so keep that in consideration.

You may also use your Copic marker to hand color ribbon...I prefer to do so to narrow pieces. This creates a perfect color match across your entire design.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Give Thanks, Itty Bitty Background
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers, Copic Refills and Blender Refill, SU Creamy Caramel
Paper: Bazzill textured, unknown dp
Accessories: Wright's Flat Cluny lace from Walmart, SU distressing tool, unknown metal pieces, May Arts wide Silk ribbon from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Bow Easy from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Hope you find this helpful!

Check out the entire party taking place for the Stamp Simply 100th Challenge:


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36 comments:

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Deb!!! Wonderful card and great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Your ribbon turned out beautifully and is perfect for your card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Swedie

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, that ribbon and card are JUST to die for!!! Oh gee, now I have to start buying Copic refills -- gosh, it NEVER ends -- LOL!!!

Nena said...

What an outstanding card and a
very inspiring tutorial. Thank you!

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the tip on how to dye the ribbon! Great info!

Joan Fricker said...

Gorgeous card Deb! Thanks for the ideas on coloring silk. Great idea!!

Joan

Silke said...

WOW - this card is fabulous - Deb!!! Love the colors :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMGosh ... this card & ribbon just took my breath away!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks for sharing this technique with us! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Jerri Kay said...

Wow, Debbie, it's absolutely gorgeous. Love your card! Thank you for the tutorial!

StampinCathy said...

This is just one beautiful ribbon. Wow thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, Deb, let me tell you, your card is out of this wold GORGEOUS!!!! I am still wiping off my keyboard,LOL!!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial on how to create something that beautiful. I am sure that mine will not look like this though;P. I am still at awe, beautiful!!!

Carrie said...

OMG - I love what you did to this ribbon!! Thanks for sharing this technique.

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, Deb! That ribbon and bow are just stunning! I will so have to get some reinkers to try this out! WOW!!

Rona said...

Beautiful card and great tip!! I just got my first copic and will be giving this a try!!

Spicey Cat Chick said...

What a great card! Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to give it a try.

Our Little Inspirations said...

WOW! That card and bow are breathtakingly beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful tips on dying ribbon with Copics.........if I'm ever fortunate enough to own Copics, I'll remember this :)

Ravengirl said...

Your ribbon is gorgeous! Love it!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my....this is just GORGEOUS, Deb!! Your ribbon looks amazing, and I LOVE your card!! Thanks for explaining about how you dyed your ribbon!!

Cherie said...

Awesome ribbon! Thanks so much for the super tutorial! Can't wait to try it with some Ivory ribbon for a vintage card I'm working on!

Cherie

Little GTO said...

I have been wanting to try this technique. The ink drop sound like sooo much fun! I shall try this too
sharon L
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Kerry said...

Very interesting. I have some copics but no refills. I'll have to rectify that so I can give this technique a try.

creativearts said...

That ribbon is gorgeous! Will have to remember this when I get some refills. I love the copics! I visited all of the blogs and they were amazing.

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my!!! This is so warm and rich looking!!! LOVE how the ribbon turned out. Gorgeous card, Deb!!!

Heather T said...

Your ribbon is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

Janine said...

Oh my Gosh Deb!! This ribbon is amaazing..... I love orange... Just fabulous!!!

Cathy said...

Stunning card, AMAZING ribbon! Thanks for sharing the "how to's"!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh - my - GOSH!! The ribbon is gorgeous!! Not to mention how fabulous it looks with your beautifully colored fall card. Shall I say, it's to "dye" for? Wow! Thank you for sharing the "how to".

Gigi said...

Great work on the card Deb! I love the colors on that ribbon. Keep up the fantastic work =)

Charlene said...

Beautiful...how nice to know we can have custom colored ribbon so easily!

Tammy Hershberger said...

That ribbon looks beautiful, Deb! (and the card, too!!!) I will have to get some of that ribbon from Sharon sometime and give it a try!

Grace said...

This really is gorgeous Deb! Thanks for the tutorial on how to get this fab effect!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Deb-- this is fantastic. I don't have many refills for my COpics... now I have an excuse to start stockpiling those too after reading your silk ribbon tutorial - exaplained perfectly! Your ribbon is yummy... wonderful accent!

Barb Schram said...

WOW, Deb! This is perfect custom made ribbon for this card! LOVE it, I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for the great instructions! Hope you are having a marvelous Monday!

Silke said...

WOW - GORGEOUS CARD DEB!!! Love how the dyed ribbon turned out - awesome idea :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Michell said...

Your work is so cute...
wonderful card...
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hifa said...

awesome work! what a beauty and lovely color. thank you very much for the tutorial. can't wait to try it!