Hey there friends! Recently on my Facebook Page, I’ve shared a number of cards that incorporate custom colored ribbon. So, I thought I would finish off the week with a video tutorial showing you all my tips and tricks for custom coloring ribbon using your Stampin’ Blends.
Now Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers, so technically you could use ANY alcohol markers you own.
Supplies For Custom Coloring Ribbon With Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends
Let’s start by going over what you are going to need for this technique.
First off, make sure you are working on an absorbent work surface. This is a messy technique and your color will bleed through your ribbon.
The surface that I pretty much always work on is grid paper. You can buy a big pad of 100 sheets from Stampin’ Up!. And they are 11″ x 17″ – the perfect size for card making, scrapbooking, or really any art or craft.
Now speaking of messy – if you don’t want color stained fingers, then you may want to use a nitrile glove. I only use one glove, because I use it on the hand that I will be holding the ribbon with.
Next, you are going to need your Stampin’ Blends – in whatever colors you want. Or if you don’t have Stampin’ Blends, any other brand of alcohol marker will work.
But, it has to be alcohol. Why? Because they dry with a permanent finish. Once your ribbon has dried, the color won’t budge. With dye-based inks, if it’s exposed to any moisture, the color can bleed.
Finally, you are going to need some ribbon,
Light, neutral colors work best. So white, cream, and even a light color like Kraft or pastel colors.
Just know that if your ribbon is colored – basically anything other than white or cream – the color will interact with whatever color of alcohol marker you use. In other words, you won’t get the true color of the marker.
My absolute favorite ribbon to color is the white ribbon that is included in Stampin’ Up!’s Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack. The reason I love it so much is that it is a nice width (1/2″) and it has a slight satiny sheen that comes through even after it’s colored.
So now that you know what you need, let’s dive into how to do it. And for that, I filmed this video tutorial which shares all my tips and tricks. It also shows you a few different patterns you can create.
Technique Video | How To Custom Color Your Ribbon Using Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers
If you can’t see the video below, you can watch it directly on YouTube HERE.
Here are some of the cards I created that incorporate custom colored ribbon.
There you have it friends! I hope you enjoyed this post. And that the tips and techniques I shared will give you some ideas to create your own fun custom colored ribbon designs.