Sunday, September 18, 2011

Distress Seam Binding

When I saw this Distress Stain Ribbon Sampler on Stamptramp, I knew I had to try and colour my own seam binding.  So, armed with White Seam Binding from Sew Sweet and Distress Stains from Craft-A-Lot, I set to work.  And here's the finished product!

The colours are:
Back (L-R) - Dusty Concord, Broken China, Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans
Middle (L-R) - Spun Sugar, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Front (L-R) - Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain

When I first coloured the seam binding, I coloured each one and left them overnight to dry.  But when I went back to them, the colours were uneven from where the stain had continued to move.  So the sections that were at the bottom were well coloured, but the parts at the top weren't.  I didn't want that look for mine, but it was quite pretty!  So I wet them all individually and applied a little more stain.  The first lot of colour re-blended beautifully!

I used my heat tool to dry the seam binding, making sure I kept the ribbon moving to keep the colour even.  There's a great video tutorial on Amazing Paper Grace that shows how to colour seam binding.  I basically did it the same way, just with Distress Stains rather than reinkers.

I just got some of the new colours of Distress Stains from Craft-A-Lot too, so I'll post a photo of how they come up on White Seam Binding soon.

Thanks for visiting!



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