Last week at Stevenage, Lin from LB Crafts was demonstrating a cool technique with distress ink, tags and a ribbler. You can catch her step by step demo here and today I dug out my ribbler to have a go.
I had some considerable trouble getting the tag to go through the ribbler; don't know if I am not strong enough or there is something wrong with the ribbler, (that's why I stopped using it all those years ago!) but eventually, after I found I could still ribble without fully closing it over the tag, I sort of got the result I wanted!!
As Lin has the details on her blog, I won't repeat them here.
I took the opportunity to try out some more of the new Paperartsy grungeflower stamps to adorn the ribbled tag!
Today, I stamped some Paperartsy stamps (there's a theme here, right?! Promise I'm not on commission...) on the chip.
I had some leftover metal mounted on sticky back canvas from round a tattered floral die, that just had room for the Paperartsy moth - stamped on the canvas side, sprayed with a DI reinker/perfect pearl mix and heat gun dried. As the ribbler was still out, I thought -- ooh, more texture and whacked it through. It scrunched it up a bit, but I was able to flatten it out back to moth shape and Bob's your uncle
This is a really fuzzy pic, let's try another one!!