Thursday, 10 January 2013

Midway Reminder

Over at Crafty Ribbons Challenge this fortnight the theme is New Beginnings.

I decided to give new beginnings to all the off cuts of ribbon that I have used and kept in a pot.  (I really never throw anything out!)

I took a canvas (I've had this circle canvas for a couple of years now.  I found it a bit scary because it was round and not square!) and glued and painted on hundreds of off cuts.  Some were cut to even up bow tails, some were an inch from the end of a length, some were those little ribbon loops from clothes that you hook on to the hanger... I also tied a few bows and pasted them on as well.

I used the heavier ribbons first and layered the sheers ribbons over the top.  I had gathered a few ribbon words and added them in too.

I then set to work with India inks and a bit of white acrylic.  I also used paint extender neat as a layer to slightly dull and knock back the colour underneath it.  It gives a sort of frosted finish opposite to the glossy finish of the medium I just to stick the ribbons down.

I didn't feel I had enough words so I added some with peel offs, rub ons and rubber stamps.

I think it is finished.  I'm never quite sure how you know when something like this is done!

Lots of fun!

I'd like to enter this in to some challenges...

Creative Craft Challenges - new begininngs
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafters Cafe - Anything Goes
My All Crafts Challenge 3
And Inspire Me Fridays

Thanks for stopping by!  :)


  1. Well; your project is really different and heavy! Like it! I came here to see HOW on earth you had done it...

    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  2. This is so very creative... you are a real artist, you know. Love the colours and the words. Also great to know you recycled.
    Thanks for paying me a visit too,

    1. This is an amazing piece of ribbon art Laura. You would have so much fun in our scrap ribbon bins..
      Great to see you are having fun with ribbon
      Ali x

    2. Ali I would like to do a massive canvas 3ft by 3ft like this one day
      I think I might pass out with joy playing in your scrap bins!! x

  3. Hiya...ooh lovely creation, x carol

  4. fabulous creation Laura and a great way to use up all those bits to create a wonderful work of art ! so beautiful and arty ! I LOVE it :-)

    Lols x x x

  5. This is a really clever way to use up your stash to make a really pretty piece of art :-) Thank you so much for joining my All Crafts Challenge, hope to see you enter again soon :-) Elaine-xxx-


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