Hi there, Roxanne here! Welcome to the 1st day of the Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop!!! We’ve joined forces this week to offer you lots of inspiration using products from Art Anthology, Basically Bare, and May Arts Ribbon.
When I received my package with all the fabulous May Arts Ribbons in it it felt like Christmas!
I was so excited and I sat there and examined each ribbon and pretty much had a plan for every single one of those ribbons. There was this one particular ribbon that caught my eye right away but I could not figure out what to do with it. It was a 2″ Webbed Weave Ribbon in White in Ivory.So, I cut a little piece and decided to play around with my Art Anthology goodies and this ribbon.
I started to mist the ribbon with Colorations to see how it would absorb the mist. But when I saw the pattern it was leaving on my Art Anthology mat I decided to use them as a stencil as to not wart any mist at all. So I grabbed a 12 x 12 piece of watercolor paper and started to mist!!!
So now this design reminded me of crocodile skin or Giraffes (which reminded me that I had some really cute pictures of my kiddo petting a giraffe at a school field trip…perfect background!!!) So I chose a color scheme and a few more ribbons to go with the layout.
My next step was to use the ribbons again, as a template, but this time using Art Anthology’s Sorbet in Kenyan Cooper and a palette knife to apply it. I was sooooo happy with the results. Who new I could use a ribbon as a Template????
While the paint was wet I sprinkled a few Mica fragments all over to give it a little sparkle.
While all of that was drying I started working with other ribbons. I wanted to make flowers and embellish with other ribbons.
With the ribbon pictured below (which is like a 1.5″ burlap wired ribbon) all I did was cut a few pieces and scrunch them. To make them a little darker I used Colorations in Salted Caramel.
This green ribbon is wired and so easy to mold into the shape desired. The flowers turned out great!
So I took the two burlap cord ribbons and laced them in and out of the painted ribbon.
And then I used the little pieces of the misted ribbon. I added a dot of hot glue on the page and scrunched the ribbon on the glue. and this is what it looks like after you add several pieces together.I also added some jewels and brads to them to make them stand out.
Art Anthology Products used: Colorations in Salted Caramel and Sorbets in Kenyan Cooper and Tigers Eye.
Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters! Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare for a chance to win a $25 Prize Pack & May Arts for a chance to win a Roll of Ribbon! And don’t forget to visit the Basically Bare & May Arts Facebook Pages and tell them Art Anthology sent you!
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