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September 2, 2010

Creative Inspirations Paint - Monochromatic Ribbon/Lace with Tutorial and a DT Call

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Thanks for stopping by today, I've got a lot to share, so grab a cup of coffee and read on...

This week the Creative Inspirations Paint Design Team "A" was challenged to use the paints in a Monochromatic color and add Ribbon or Lace.  Using Green as my monochromatic color, I selected my paint in Green Olive, papers from Cloud 9 and My Minds Eye and this beautiful Vintage Santa from the Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods plate.

So, where's the lace you ask?  I mixed some of the Green Olive Paint in a water filled Spritz Bottle, to make my own shimmer spray, then sprayed through a piece of lace to transfer the pattern to my card stock (the panel under the ribbon).  Then I used this same spritz bottle to dye my White Ribbon - see tutorial below.

White Ribbon
Heat Gun
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Creative Inspirations Paint
Water filled Spritz Bottle
Optional for additional ideas: Clear Envelope, Glossy Card Stock

Using toothpick, add Paint to your water filled Spritz Bottle.  Working on the Non Stick Craft Sheet, spritz your ribbon to add color.

If you'd like your color darker, pick up some paint with your fingers and rub it into your ribbon.  You will get messy here, so if  you'd like, put on rubber gloves.

Once ribbon has coverage to your liking, place ribbon in corner of a baggie and twist shut.  Leave to dry overnight.  ETA - The reason the ribbon is put in the bag and left to dry is so that it comes out crinkly like the photo below.  You can heat set - you have to be very careful not to overheat your ribbon, as it will burn.

Remove ribbon and fluff, if still slightly damp, heat set. Use on project as desired.

Before you clean your Non Stick Craft Sheet, why not use the excess paint to create some backgrounds.  The following techniques were inspired by some past Technique Junkie Tutorials, I just swapped out the products called for in the Tutorials with Creative Inspirations Paint

You'll need Glossy or Matte card stock

Swipe card stock (Glossy/Matte) through the spritzed paint to great a glimmery background

Use as desired on your projects

Another idea to use of the leftover spray on your Craft Sheet - you'll need a Clear Envelope and Glossy or Matte Card Stock

Slice open envelope, place one side down onto Craft Sheet to absorb the spritzed paint

Place card stock inside envelope, if using Glossy make sure the glossy side is face down on the ink

Close envelope and smoosh to transfer paint onto card stock

Remove and use as desired

Thanks for stopping by!  Looking for more inspiraton using Creative Inspirations Paint along with Ribbon and Lace, be sure to check out the Creative Inspirations Paint Blog.  While your at the Creative Inspirations Blog, be sure to check out their Design Team call!


Suzanne C said...

WOW! so much great tips and techniques and a beautiful card! Love the card and the rich colors.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card, luv that ribbon and all the help you've given us! wowza fer sure!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous card and I LOVE the ribbon tip! I may have to try that! I just have to remember to use PAINT instead of water based reinkers!!!! HELLO! What paint co. would you recommend? And where would it be found? Anything from Michael's? Like Tim Holtz's stuff? Would that work?

Terry said...

Love this stunning card! You always make sure incredible art and share your techniques! Have a great day!

Clare said...

Fabulous card and brilliant tips!

Kassi said...

great ideas! I'll have to give some of them a try! May I ask... why do you put the ribbon in a baggie to dry?

Basement Stamper said...

Love all the techniques you used and now I really need to get one of those mats!

Evelyn S. said...

This green is just so striking...and the way you've used it is wonderful!

Michele said...

this is a delightful card! the green is so rich. i love it.

Sarah Anderson said...

Lovely, lovely card Lisa! Really love your choice of colour - and the variation in texture are just wonderful :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- one of my favorite stamp sets Thanks to all of the great cards you have made with it...! I love the tutorials you have posted as well- I love the crinkly ribbon and love the look of the glossy CS with the left over CI paint. TFS

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial, Lisa!

BarbaraW said...

You are incredible, Lisa and so is your work. What a great posting.

Linda Carson said...

Santa never looked so good! Love how you sprayed on your lace. Thanks for the all the wonderful tips!

Creative Inspirations said...

Very beautiful card. Love the tutorial, great ideas!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love the ribbon, great job! Such a beautiful job!!

FibreJunky said...

Fabulous tips! Thanks for sharing!

Styles in Paper said...

lovely card. It's such a fun technique too.

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