Good morning and welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon June Blog Hop.
If you've just been inspired by Jeannie's fabulous work, you are in the right place. If not, you can join us for some summer inspiration with the gorgeous June RRR Ribbon Club Assortment by hopping on over to the RRR Blog to start at the beginning. There you will find all the blog hop and prize details.
Just look at the gorgeous ribbons in this month's RRR Ribbon Club Assortment! These sizzling summer colors are perfect to create projects for nearly any occasion. I've used them a little differently and will show how you can grunge up these ribbons to use in mixed media projects. First I'll share this birthday card I made for my sister followed by a wedding layout created earlier this month for Scrapping Everyday Miracles.
Tips and Techniques:
Grunged Ribbon ~ The green satin ribbon in the assortment is gorgeous, but not quite the look I was going for with this card, so I used several shades of glimmer mist to darken the color. I deliberately dabbed the ribbon into the excess mist on my craft mat so it would be mottled and distressed. I then dried it with my heat tool. Actually I overheated it, until it pulled and puckered adding another grungy element to my ribbon. Be aware that this does shrink the ribbon. I used an entire yard of ribbon and only had about a 5 to 6 inch piece left after tying this double loop bow. (Yep, it's in my stash to be used on a future project!!) For Ginny's double loop bow tutorial go here.
Mixed Media Background ~ I spritzed and dripped several colors of mists and water, over this flower which was stenciled with white opaque flakes using a Prima stencil to create this lovely mixed media background. The base of this background is 140lb water color paper.
Sparkle ~ I dabbed the edges with Glue Gloss and sprinkled on Donna Salazar's Pralines and Cream Fairy Dust Glitter. It is so iridescent and sparkly.
Distressing ~ done of course with my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All
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The June RRR Club Assortment is so versatile and I also used the lighter blue satin with metallic silver edges for this wedding layout.
You might be asking yourself, "I don't see the blue ribbon here?" That's because I misted the ribbon to coordinate with my page. I first wove the ribbon into this beautiful plaited piece, then misted with teals and bronze mists. Don't you love how the silver metallic edges resist the mist and shimmer as they capture the light? I used the entire 2 yard length to create this piece, and it was well worth it for this dramatic sweeping ribbon braid across my page to anchor the banner. The video tutorial I used to learn this ribbon weaving technique by Christina Griffiths can be located here.
For close-ups and details of this layout please stop by my blog post.
I hope you've been inspired to grab your June RRR Ribbon Club Assortment and start creating!
Your next stop on the RRR June Blog hop will take you to
to some amazing inspiration from Cheryl.
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~ Blessings ~