Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Return of the Ribbons!

 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.

Chenille ribbons

 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!

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