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DIY~Chalk Shimmer Spray Ribbons

Kim Johnny

Hey there!

It's Kim today back with a simple DIY. Hope you like it and have fun!

Ingredients:

Chalk Shimmer Sprays~I used the Fall Collection

Unbleached Cotton Muslin

This crafty DIY is not my idea, there are many versions on Pinterest doing the same thing, so I was inspired to give it a try with the fabulous Brutus Monroe Sprays with their vibrant colors.

First tear strips of muslin in whatever width you want to play with. I did not prewash the fabric or anything. Just brought the fabric home and got started.

Next mist the strips with water, it helps pull in the ink spray color. For the next part you might want to use gloves since the spray do temporarily stain your skin. I poured some of the spray ink onto my craft mat and then smooshed the ribbon into it. Crumble it up and set aside to dry. I let my strips dry naturally overnight. 

Once dry I rinsed each ribbon under water in my sink to rinse it until it looked like it was pretty clear. Then I used an old towel and my iron (on the cotton setting) to press away the wrinkles. The color will still wash away slightly so it may stain other fabrics. I used some dish soap on the darkest ribbon stained with Locomotive to try to wash it out but it really held up pretty well. I love the natural variations and raw edges of the fabric.

Your ribbons are ready to use!

I picked the orange Jack O Lantern ribbon and updated one of my candle holders.

I used "Boo" from the Chuck Carson Scarecrow stamp along with brown archival ink.

 

 

Have a fabulous day! Thanks so  much for reading!

~kim



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