These ribbons look like sherbet or candy…of the prettiest kind…but aren’t edible. Hand painting your ribbon can be done with a variety of techniques and I’ve tried several. Some have been more successful than others and I prefer to hand paint ribbon rather than dye ribbon by the dip technique because you have more control over how the color will look.
Gather your supplies while your ribbon is drying off a bit. You don’t want it soaking wet, you want to paint the ribbon while damp. I use a variety of brushes from my studio and various dyes. Liquid Rit Dye is one of my favorites and comes in lots of scrumptious colors.
Painting ribbon is much like painting with watercolor paints…and you can also use watercolor or even watered down acrylic paint (I prefer dye). With damp ribbon dip your brush into the watered down dye and paint on one end of the ribbon as shown.
Your dye will bleed and that’s a beautiful thing, so let it happen and experiment! Mix your colors and keep adding more water to the ribbon to let the dye bleed in through the fibers in an ombre effect.
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