Monday, November 5, 2012

Seam Binding Technique with Jan

Hello Quick Quotes fans!  Jan here today to host the blog with you.

Today I’ll share a few easy ways to coordinate your embellishments.  I always like to use seam binding to make shabby bows, and the Powder Puff Chalking Inks work so well!  I start with white seam binding and choose the color of ink I’d like.  

Then run the seam binding across the ink.  In the palm of your hand, wad up the inked binding and using a water mist bottle, mist the binding and rub it around in your palms.  So easy and you get a custom made embellishment, too. 

On my framed art, I used Amaretto on a couple of the flowers, the shabby bow and the frames edges. Mango Mai Tai was used on the larger flower and then misted with water.
Quick Quotes paper is from the Copper Kettle 100.

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A closer look at the shabby bow, chipboard and flowers.
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Here’s a peek at some seam binding that has been inked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink.  I’ve used Baja BluePurple Passion, and Bloody Mary.
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Here’s a look at another piece using Biscotti Powder Puff Chalking Ink to make a shabby bow.
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Hope you’ve enjoyed some inky fun! 

See you soon!  ~Jan
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Karen M. G. said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the demo.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Very nice. Thanks for the tips on dying seambinding.

Barb Craft said...

I love the idea of using the Powderpuff Chalking Inks to color the seam binding! It makes it easy to quickly make embellishments that match my projects! Thanks or the pointer!

barb :)

Ruth said...

Your inks are so amazing. The binding will match the projects perfectly.

Adora Concepcion said...

these are so creative Jan!! awesome projects!!!

Iris said...

Beautiful projects. I love the idea of coloring the seam binding to match your projects. Iris