The latest challenge over at the DeNami Design Blog is to create a card/project using ribbon. The challenge ends tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so there's still time to participate!!!
Jennifer McGuire recently posted a wonderful tutorial over at the Hero Arts Blog to demonstrate "Inking Ribbon." Click HERE to go to that post and view the video. After watching the video I was really inspired to try out the technique.
I started with these supplies:
And here's what I came up with:
I only inked up a portion of the "Large Winter Tree" image from DeNami Design, so that it would look more like a branch.
The variations in the colors on the ribbon turned out quite nice, although it doesn't show up very well in the photo. Here's a closer look:
It was a fun technique, and I'd love to try it again with some May Arts silk ribbon (instead of the satin ribbon that I used here---that's just what I happened to have on hand). And I'd like to experiment with other colors of the Distress Inks too (again, I just used the ones I had).
I hope you like my creation and feel inspired to try this technique or some other new technique soon!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy Friday!
Stamped Images: "Large Winter Tree P93" (DeNami Design), "Owls Stamp Set PF32" (DeNami Design), "Zigzag Stitch Border N111" (DeNami Design)
Stamped Sentiment: "You're A Hoot C81" (DeNami Design)
Cardstock: "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Vintage Cream" (Papertrey Ink),"Green" (scraps from my scrap bin), "Chocolate Truffle" (The Paper Co)
Patterned Paper: "Dotty Biscotti" (Papertrey Ink), "Earth Love" (Cosmo Cricket)
Distress Ink: "Wild Honey" and "Rusty Hinge" (Tim Holtz/Ranger)
Ink: "Timber Brown StazOn" and "Rich Cocoa Memento" (Tsukineko)
Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)
Ribbon: (satin ribbon that my ballet teacher passed on to me)
Buttons: (DeNami Design)
Rustic Twine: (Papertrey Ink)
Copic Sketch Markers
Medium Scallop Die: (Papertrey Ink)
Scallop Circle Punch: (Marvy Uchida)
1" Circle Punch: (Marvy Uchida)
Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"