Coloring White Organza Ribbon Black

stazonYesterday I posted a beautiful card stamped with Lovely Romance. You can see that post here. The ribbon I used is Stampin’ Up!’s 5/8″ Organza Ribbon that I colored black. This post will explain how I did that.

One way to color our ribbons is with our Stampin’ Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and reinker ink. You simply fill the barrel of the spritzer 3/4 of the way with rubbing alcohol and add 6 – 8 drops of reinker. While this creates GORGEOUS colorful ribbons, I didn’t know if this method would create a dark black ribbon. In turn, I decided to go a different route. I experimented with our Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, the Memento ink pad and the StazOn Tuxedo Black ink pad. See my thoughts below after the video.

So what did I learn?

1) You need two gloves! Ha! 🙂
2) When considering the marker and two pads, the StazOn ink was the clear winner for coloring the ribbon. It created the darkest results and it dried quickly.
3) StazOn makes the ribbon stiff which makes it a little harder to tie into a bow.
4) It was a messy but incredibly fun and exciting experiment!

My Thoughts Now?
I think I need to try the Spritzer method. It creates beautiful colors but would it create a dark black too? Would Basic Black reinker and rubbing alcohol leave the ribbon as whispy as the ribbon was in its original state?

Things that make you go, “Hmmm…”

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