When I first laid eyes on the Faux Ribbon from Papertrey Ink my mind started to think about all the possibilities. I LOVE velvet ribbon! What could I use to achieve this wonderful texture? It hit me square between the eyes when I opened my drawer of goodies - flock - Fun Flock! I have five different colors and my mind jumped from the flock to the Primas and I grasped the pink. I really would have loved to have done a whole set of flocked velvet ribbons in complimenting colors - they would look so scrumptious together, but my time was limited and therefore I settled for the one pink. AND wouldn't you know it, but I had just recently acquired a new Tsukineko Glue Pad that I was dying to experiment with. If you have been looking for a way to make adhering fine glitter, gold leaf, chalk, powdered pigments and now flock :D this glue pad is fabulous! It is SO stick and is so easy to use.
So here are my tips:
- start with the center strip of ribbon. Ink your stamp with the glue pad, stamp and cover with flock. Lightly press flock down over "glued" surface. Tap off excess flock (do not use a brush to remove - it will leave "bald" spots - LOL. How do you think I figured that one out? :D)
- add each new segment of ribbon by working out from the center. This makes it easier to get your spacing even between ribbon segments.
This is a closeup of the ribbon strip - hopefully it will make it easier for you to see the texture.
This project was finished with a Prima flower from the April jar, a SEI rhinestone brad, and an A Muse micro twinkle sticker. I hope this encourages you to try all sorts of textures with these Faux Ribbon stamps. I can totally see some gold leaf, distressed embossing powders, chalk combinations - you name it - give it a try!