Learning How To: Ribbon ‘Painting’

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For this project you will need your basic supplies, some May Arts Burlap String and Luminartes H2O water colors. So many times we think of dying our ribbon to make it that unique color we are looking for in that special project but today we are going to actually add color to Burlap String.


You want to make sure you are using a neutral color like we are doing here today. Start by mixing just a tiny bit of water with your H2O water colors. You want the mixture to be thicker, almost paint-like. This is going to get you the most intense color.


Begin spreading it on your burlap string with the paint brush.


You can cover the entire piece of string or just parts of it like I did here. Since we are only using a little bit of water you will need to move quickly or just add another drop of water.


Tie on your project and you are good to go!  It doesn’t take long to dry at all. I love this pre-printed sentiment that you get from Cocoa Daisy …it was perfect for a quick and easy card to say hello to a friend. 

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Blog post by: Ellen Sosnoski



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