Yesterday I shared a tag tutorial that featured ribbon with a center dyed bow. I wanted to share the technique to make the center dyed bow separately so that it didn’t get lost in yesterday’s really long post. This coloring technique is so easy to do and adds so much wow!
Center Dyed Bow tutorial:
Begin by creating a fluffy bow. My Fluffy Bow template will make it really easy to create a bow that isn’t attached to anything.
Mist the bow generously with water until it is completely wet. Wring gently in a dry cloth.
Hold the bow so that the bow loops are all pointing down. The front center of the bow and the beginning edges of the loops near the center should be exposed and at the top.
Note- be sure your fingers are clean of other inks and paints. The wet ribbon will absorb any inky finger residue.
Spray a mist or two of Distress Spray Stain onto your craft sheet.
Dab the ribbon into the Distress Spray Stain. Keep the loops held in your fingers so that they stay clean. You should only apply color to the center and the beginning edges of the loops that are right next to the center of the bow.
The wet ribbon will wick the color through the ribbon. It will be fairly intense at this point. If you love it, dry the ribbon.
Mist the bow generously with water to soften the color and wick the color out even more.
Wring the bow with a dry cloth to remove the excess moisture.
Dry the bow with a heat tool.
Add the bow to your project and enjoy!
Isn’t that so fun and easy? I love that it is such a simple way to turn a plain bow into a real focal point!
For a another fun way to color your ribbon, check out my Edge Dyed Crinkle Ribbon tutorial.