Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Grosgrain Ribbon Dyeing

Have you ever found yourself searching for a color of grosrain ribbon to match your project, but just can't find the exact color? Well, today, I was searching for grosgrain that matches one of my favorite colors, Perfect Plum. The colors seemed to be either too purple, too blue, or just not right! So, of course I can just take regular old white grosgrain and use my re-inker to make it right. Off to to find out how to do this. There is a wonderful tutorial written by Amy Rysavy. Here's a link to the tutorial.

Now, after much trial and error to get the right tone, I ended up using 15 sprays of water, 15 drops of Perfect Plum re-inker and one drop of Chocolate Chip re-inker to do about 2 yards of ribbon. The chocolate chip really took the "purple" and made it more plum. This ribbon matches almost perfectly with the Enchante Designer Series Paper! (the paper in it that's the dark plum on one side and the bolder flowers on the other side).

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