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:
Pat Adam - Christmas Gift Tags with BLOG CANDY
AJ - 1 Card Done 3 Ways
Janine - A Stress Free Summer Menu with BLOG CANDY
Tammy - Birthday Reminder Book with BLOG CANDY
Jennifer - Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Julie - Card Set in Tote with Directions
Barbara- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Jenny- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Jerri - Birthday Card and Tutorial on Hand Embossing with Light Box
Joan- Birthday Card and Etched Glass with BLOG CANDY
LeAnne - Birthday Card with Glitter
Barb- Birthday Cake 3-D Gift Item with BLOG CANDY
Darlene - Birthday Card with Special Recipe
Rose Ann- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Leslie - Gift Tin of Soaps with Coordinating Card
Heather - Birthday Card
Sabrina- Birthday Card with BLOG CANDY
Sharon- Monogrammed Birthday Gift Set with BLOG CANDY