Hello! Happy Summer!
Linda here to talk a little about our watercolor crayons. Technique Tuesday carries many, many colors of these fun crayons. It’s a great way to add color to your projects. There are many ways to use it, and here’s one of my favorite techniques: using them to create custom-dyed ribbons. Technique Tuesday also carries undyed twill ribbons which are perfect for stamping, writing, and dyeing. I’m using the thin one for this project.
To get started, I scribble on a stamping block with the crayons. You could use any other slick, waterproof surface to do this on.
Then using a waterbrush, I rub some water on the scribbles until I create watercolor!
I’ve precut little strips of the twill ribbon, and I just jump right in. I start on one end, and add more water as I move to the other end. This will create a nice ombré effect, which is so hot right now! (Yes, I’m using Mugatu voice when I type that.)
To add a bit more color at the end, I dip the ribbon directly into the puddle of watercolor. You can keep adding more color to the ribbon to create a richer look. Just remember that there’s no right or wrong. Just go for it!
I’m planning to use these bits of ribbon as little banners. So I watercolored six pieces in different colors. The colors I used are: orange, yellow, spring green, turquoise blue, english red, and pink.
To assemble this card, I stamped Passion for Polka as the background using a light gray so it wouldn’t compete with the multitude of other colors. The Happy Birthday is from the Wishes set. I used a white embossing powder on bright colored cardstock for the sentiment. To finish the project, I sewed the ribbon banners on some hemp trim, and added a bit of stitching on the card.