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Today I'm sharing a project I made with May Arts ribbon, Imagine Crafts ink & the 'Harmony' collection.
This was a first for me & I'm happy with how this ribbon wreath came out. I used a countless amount of ribbon in a variety of coordinating colors, types & sizes.
With the use of a Sizzix die (Tattered Florals) I created a couple of flowers from the 'Harmony' paper collection in order to further dress up my ribbon wreath. Each flower layer was inked with Midnight Chalk ink by Imagine Crafts. This helped the edges of the flower petals to stand out more.
The bird was fussy cut from the 'Spirit' paper & it was also inked with Midnight Chalk ink.
In this photo you can see the variety of ribbon I used. I had ribbon all over my workspace! But the effort was worth the end result. As a filler I used a bit of tulle in orange, gray & yellow. The tulle was the only element that was from my own stash.
It's fairly easy to make this wreath yourself--here are a few pointers...
For the base of the wreath I used this craft ring that I found at my local Michaels. They have these rings in 6", 12" and 24" inches. I went for the middle one which is 12" inches. This ring is made out of very heavy & thick chipboard & worked like a charm for this wreath.
If you do not have access to this sort of craft ring--you can make one yourself out of basic chipboard. The ring doesn't have to be cut perfectly round since it will be covered with ribbon.
The craft ring was primed with gesso & then I painted over it with black acrylic paint.
Next, get a nice cup of coffee & start cutting strips of ribbon of all types. The ribbon strips varied from 3" inches to 5" inches. You will need many of these. Tie a knot in the middle of each strip & cut the tips of each of the ribbon strips into a 'V'. This will help in minimizing fraying.
Final step is to start adhering each ribbon strip to the craft ring. I used a hot glue gun in order to do this. Just be careful not to burn your fingers. Apply the hot glue to the knot of each ribbon strip & as you adhere the strips, pinch the ribbon together slightly above the knot & press down a bit. This will help the ribbon stand up instead of laying flat. NOTE: When adhering the ribbon to the ring ensure you do this randomly--just place each ribbon strip anywhere you wish & facing in any direction. This random placement of ribbon is what gives the wreath it's style!
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Authentique Paper: Harmony Collection Ribbon: May Arts Ink: Imagine Crafts Die: Sizzix Other: 12" inch Craft Ring
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