Crinkly Ribbon/Seam Binding question

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Posted 7/7/2010 by *TrishaP* in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 7/7/2010 3:13:53 PM
I am in love with that crinkle-type ribbon I keep seeing in the gallery and on card maker's blogs. I did some searching and it appears that it's just made out of seam binding. I found some today at my LSS and it was only .39 cents a yard!

My question: how do I get it to crinkle? Do I just bunch it up and get it good and wrinkly? And, also do I ink it to make it look vintage?


Here is an example from the gallery of the ribbon I am talking about:

Isn't this card beautiful, by the way?? WOW!

TIA for any help

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Posted: 7/7/2010 3:58:40 PM
Check out Tammy's video here on 2Peas. She shows you exactly what to do!

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Posted: 7/7/2010 3:59:45 PM
I just happen to have a video on my blog showing how I dye and crinkle mine. You can find it here: dyed crinkled ribbon

In my video, I talk about using Glimmer Mist, but you could color your ribbon with any mist, even just water (but that isn't nearly as fun!).

I also show air drying mine. You can heat dry it, but I feel I lose come crinkling from the heat. I guess it depends on how much of a hurry you are in.

Here is an image of some that I made:

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Posted: 7/7/2010 4:00:31 PM
LOL, thanks Patter, you beat me to it!

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Posted: 7/7/2010 4:04:48 PM
Here's a youtube video that shows how to dye and crinkle it.
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Posted: 7/7/2010 4:06:07 PM
oops sorry-I started the post and got sidetracked at youtube.

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Posted: 7/7/2010 5:18:42 PM
Thank you so much!! That was exactly what I was looking for...you guys rock!!

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Posted: 7/7/2010 5:27:02 PM
That is beautiful! Thanks for the idea!

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Posted: 7/8/2010 2:12:58 AM
Check out thrift stores and yard sales too...I got two rolls, 50 yards each, at Savers last month for $1.99 total!!!!!!
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Posted: 7/8/2010 6:37:55 AM
Look online - you can find it a lot cheaper than that. I paid $7.95 for 100 yards.

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Posted: 7/8/2010 12:50:23 PM
I was just reading through a discussion on another message board where they were discussing my video. There were several questions that I actually get a lot in emails. I thought I would share what I posted here in case anyone had the same questions-


The key is getting the seam binding wet, scrunching it, and letting it dry.

You can heat dry it, but I prefer air drying it. I think heating releases some of the crinkles. I like mine super crinkley so I am willing to let it set.

The crinkles stay even with a ton of handling. I first shared my technique for this at CHA-W. I did 100 in one batch. I handled it a ton as I pulled on it, measured, and cut it. The crinkle stays.
When you air dry, it is sometimes a little stiff feeling. After you handle it a bit it softens up.

Why Glimmer Mist? There isn't really anything special about Glimmer Mist that makes this work. I used Glimmer Mist because I had it on hand, I love the product, and wanted to experiment with it. I also teach for Tattered Angels so of course I am going to use and promote their products. I like the effect it gives since you get glimmer on the ribbon. That said though, you could use Maya Mists, Shimmerz, Smooch Sprays, your own home-made re-inker sprays. I haven't personally used the others but have had friends who have used all of those with good results.

The base coat I mention in the video. . . I did that video when I first started making this ribbon. I used a base coat of White Diamond (I think) to get the ribbon fairly moist so that the other colors would blend well. You do not have to do that. You can just add colors. I like them to blend well and run a bit so I do a base coat. I have started using water now for my base coat. I put it in a mister and go to town with it.

Do you have to use white seam binding? No. That just happens to be what I use a lot because it is versatile. I have a ton of colors of sprays to use, so for me it was more economical to get my color from the sprays and not the ribbon. I have a friend who used red ribbon and one of the brown distress re-inkers. It was stunning and so antiquey! If you have colored seam binding go for it! You may be awed by the result you get!

The store I mention in the video that I have bought from is Zipperstop.com. They also have a shop on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipperstop) and Ebay (http://stores.ebay.com/ZIPPERSTOP) if you prefer shopping through those sites. No, I am not affiliated with this store, I have just shopped with them and been pleased with their service and price.

The brand I generally use is Hug Snug. Most generally you will see this type of ribbon called "rayon seam binding", but some companies will call it just rayon ribbon or trimming. May Arts and Midori both sell a rayon ribbon that will work so check your scrap stores, you may find it there.
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