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Painting Grosgrain Ribbon
19 steps
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What you’ll need
Pleated Grosgrain Ribbon
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Alcohol, Cups And Palette
Ribbon Earrings Kit
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Pinata brand: Magenta, Sapphire, Sunshine Yellow
Alcohol Inks, Primary Colors
Pleated grosgrain is great for many projects. I'll also experiment on a piece of silk ribbon.
1. Pleated grosgrain is great for many projects. I'll also experiment on a piece of silk ribbon.
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Start with blue. Use enough alcohol to allow the ink to flow.
2. Start with blue. Use enough alcohol to allow the ink to flow.
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Blot brush, then add magenta. The pleated ribbon really takes a lot of fluid.
3. Blot brush, then add magenta. The pleated ribbon really takes a lot of fluid.
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Now yellow. At this stage it is starting to blend, but I want more subtlety.
4. Now yellow. At this stage it is starting to blend, but I want more subtlety.
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Create subtler tones by going back in turn with each color. I start with magenta.
5. Create subtler tones by going back in turn with each color. I start with magenta.
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As they sit, the colors keep flowing.
6. As they sit, the colors keep flowing.
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After trying pink, stubbornly dark areas got a touch of yellow, which displaces other colors.
7. After trying pink, stubbornly dark areas got a touch of yellow, which displaces other colors.
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It gained richness and some nice blends. Don't be afraid of the "ugly" shades of brown and green!
8. It gained richness and some nice blends. Don't be afraid of the "ugly" shades of brown and green!
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The grosgrain absorbs a lot of color, and lightens a lot as it dries.
9. The grosgrain absorbs a lot of color, and lightens a lot as it dries.
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While the silk has stayed about the same.
10. While the silk has stayed about the same.
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I'll try a wash of yellow. It's so thin the flow is challenged; better squeeze it!
11. I'll try a wash of yellow. It's so thin the flow is challenged; better squeeze it!
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They turned out so differently, but all lovely--using just three colors!
12. They turned out so differently, but all lovely--using just three colors!
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Good autumn shades in the silk.
13. Good autumn shades in the silk.
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It's a nice range of colors--that pretty blue. And love the purple brown.
14. It's a nice range of colors--that pretty blue. And love the purple brown.
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The box pleats hide bright contrasts. Love it!
15. The box pleats hide bright contrasts. Love it!
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By laying a sheet of plastic under the ribbon, I got a head start on my next batch of Shrinkets!
16. By laying a sheet of plastic under the ribbon, I got a head start on my next batch of Shrinkets!
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Inky fingers clean up with-hand sanitizer! You know you've got some.
17. Inky fingers clean up with-hand sanitizer! You know you've got some.
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It's a good idea to rinse with water and discharge any excess ink.
18. It's a good idea to rinse with water and discharge any excess ink.
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Next up: how to use this lovely stuff!
19. Next up: how to use this lovely stuff!
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