May Arts Ribbon Blog

Ribbon ‘Painting’

For this project you will need your basic supplies, some May Arts Burlap String and Luminartes H2O water colors. So many times we think of dying our ribbon to make it that unique color we are looking for in that special project but today we are going to actually add color to Burlap String.

You want to make sure you are using a neutral color like we are doing here today. Start by mixing just a tiny bit of water with your H2O water colors. You want the mixture to be thicker, almost paint-like. This is going to get you the most intense color.

Begin spreading it on your burlap string with the paint brush.

You can cover the entire piece of string or just parts of it like I did here. Since we are only using a little bit of water you will need to move quickly or just add another drop of water.

Tie on your project and you are good to go!  It doesn’t take long to dry at all. I love this pre-printed sentiment that you get from Cocoa Daisy …it was perfect for a quick and easy card to say hello to a friend. 

Blog post by: Ellen Sosnoski
  1. Jingle

    Very nice!

  2. Larissa Heskett =)

    LOVE this!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. Christine Dring

    Great idea and a beautiful card! TFS!

  4. sue wisniewski

    colorizing ribbons is one of my favorite things to do….you can match any ribbon with any project.
    stamping sue

  5. DebbieC.

    Love how this turned out.  I need to check more about H20's.

  6. Charlene

    Never thought of using the H2 0's on idea and pretty card!

  7. Kimberly Jones

    So pretty! It's amazing how vivid those H20's can be! The twine is a perfect match!

  8. Karen L K

    I have always wanted to try the H20 paints. Looks like it works great with the twine. Nice card.

  9. amber

    gorgeous and so much fun to color the twine!!!

  10. Barbara H.

    Great ribbon painting technique, beautiful card and love May Arts.

  11. Kristie Maynard

    Beautiful card!  Thanks for sharing that tip!  Great idea.

  12. Rebecca W

    Thanks for sharing the technique- H2O's are another item on my list of things to get to try.

  13. erin

    Oh what a cool idea.


Write Comment

Follow Along

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

About May Arts

Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon brand blog. May Arts Ribbon is known for its superior quality and classic design.

If you are a business looking to buy May Arts Ribbon, register to shop wholesale.

About Ribbon Resource

Ribbon lovers can shop the ribbon seen on the blog at our retail site Ribbon Resource is May Arts' retail store, a fun play off our tagline "The Ribbon Resource".