I went to Riverfront Antique Mall (where my booth is located) to take in new stuff and rearrange the old. I thought I would take a few pictures of some more of the torn cotton ribbons like the ones in yesterday's tutorial, but fancified. Above is a basket of assorted colors of seam binding (cotton, not rayon) that has been washed, scrunched, dried, and stamped. If I can find this seam binding (can't find new lately), I stock up no matter the color because it can be misted with bleach or over-dyed. I used Paper Studio and Stampabilities stamps with black and brown ink pads. I loosely fold the bundle, secure with a book page (here music), and add a glitter die cut just for fun. As you will notice in these pictures, I am not picky about the price tags showing. After all, I do want them to sell!
On the left is a ribbon created from muslin washed, torn, hand-dyed with Rit dark pink dye, and stamped with TPC Studio stamps in black. The ribbon is wrapped around a manilla tag (buy the large box - once you start making tags you are not capable of stopping!) and secured with a pink corsage pin.
On yellow muslin (washed, torn,etc. - you know the drill) I stamped in sepia the chorus of chicks (100 Proof Press - if you like to see and purchase vintage-look stamps, this is the place) and then added CHIC CHICKS in royal blue.
*Order the catalog from 100 Proof Press - it is a visual treat!
The pink, turquoise, and lavender calicos are stamped with a queen bee and smaller bees surrounding her. The queen bee stamp is from Catslife Press - they have those quirky stamps you are always looking for, but cannot find.
A close-up view of the queen bee.
If you have some chenille spreads that are too worn to use any more, make ribbons. This one is dyed blue.
|One- inch torn light pink and dark pink ribbons are wrapped around a vintage postcard and tied with a French seam binding ribbon.|
|Finally, everything displayed. I like that treasures-in-the-attic look!|