Friday, May 16, 2014

Ribbon Techniques, Part 5

Another chilly day here and another great day to hole up in my studio and create.  I have new products, new colors, new fun things to make and do... What fun!  We're almost finished with my Ribbon Techniques Album, so let's get on to the next to the last group of 4 pages of techniques for using ribbons ...

Page 16 ---
Left:
This is a super simple technique that just adds a fun touch to your project.  Take a length of ribbon, tie a knot in it and then wrap it around your project.  This technique works well with a skinnier ribbon.
Right:
Another super simple technique involves a twist.  Take a length of ribbon, twist it once and then wrap it around your project.  This technique works well with wider ribbons.
Page 17 ---
Left:
I love adding little banners to my project.  This banner uses v-cut ribbon pieces and DSP.  They are all attached to a line of Baker's Twine and then secured to the project.  Add a little bow of Baker's Twine on each end by attaching with balled up glue dots.
Right:
This technique is pretty much the same as on page 15, left side.  It's wrapped horizontally instead of vertically and I've used different ribbons, to show how much this can change the look of your project.  Wrap a ribbon around your project.  Before you tie it for the last time, add in a couple sprigs of looped ribbon.  This example shows a bolder contrast, where as my page 15 sample shows a softer look.
Page 18 ---
Left:
This is a super easy technique that works well with any ribbon, but I think it looks especially nice with a wider ribbon.  Simply wrap the ribbon around your project and secure in the back.  Pinch off a little piece of the ribbon (off-center looks best) and tie with Baker's Twine.
Right:
This one is a bit of a fooler and it's even easier than it looks because it's TWO pieces of ribbon.  Wrap a piece of ribbon around your project and secure to the back.  Take a shorter piece of ribbon and tie it around the first ribbon.  That's it... just that simple.
Page 19 ---
Left:
This one couldn't be any easier.  The ribbon is just tied through 2 punched holes.  It has an important purpose though, as it serves to hold the vellum layer to the layer behind it.  Now, you don't need adhesive, which would show behind the vellum and look pretty awful.
Right:
This technique uses ribbon as an additional layer on your project.  Attach rows of ribbon to form a solid layer that shows through a punched opening in your project.  Because it becomes bulkier than a flat layer, I've attached this layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I've also added a sprig of ribbon (at the top, left of the project) to accent the ribbon layer and tie it all together.
Be sure to come back for my next post.  We only have 4 more pages in my album.  You won't want to miss the last ones.

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