Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tuesday's {Tip} Coloring Twill Tape

Most of us have seen the colored seam binding or Hug Snug around the web. It really adds to a creation and is so fun to make. In fact, I posted about it last June and shared the different ways to color the seam binding. If you missed that post, you can see it here. Well, did you know that you can also color twill? I have been playing with it, and I LOVE coloring twill!!! Twill is also cheap just like Hug Snug (seam binding). Let's look at how I color twill.

Where to Buy
I buy my twill from Twilltape.com. I use their lightweight white cotton tape for coloring. I have not tried to color the heavier tape. I also have not tried to color the natural tape but I have that on order and will give it a try when it gets here. The rolls from Twilltape.com are huge--72 yards for $8-$16 depending on the width of the twill.

How to Color the Twill
I color the twill the same way I color Hug Snug. First, I spritz the twill with water to get it damp. Then I spritz with Glimmer Mist. Glimmer Mist is my favorite coloring medium for twill. Here is a piece of white twill after I spritzed it with suede Glimmer Mist:
I needed this particular piece rather fast, so I decided to dry it with my heat tool. Because I didn't want to burn my fingers, I scrunched up the twill and held it with a wooden clothespin to dry it. It worked perfectly.
Here you can see this colored piece used on a Copic creation I made for an upcoming article:
Papers: X-Press It, Anna Griffin
Stamps: Serendipity Stamps Three Dresses
Stamp Ink: Memento rich cocoa, Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain
Copic Markers: B23, B24, B26, R81, R83, R85, G21, G24, G40, YG67, E00, C1, and 0 (colorless blender)
Embellishments: Spellbinders scalloped rectangle dies, Glimmer Mist suede, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, Paper Trey Ink button and rustic twine, misc. cardboard, clothespins, jute from Hobby Lobby

And here is some twill colored with pink taffy Glimmer Mist. This is for a card I will teach in a Memory Box class later this month.
Papers: Memory Box sugar plum notecard and envelope, Memory Box Pixie, Paper Trey Ink cs
Stamps: Memory Box Love & Hearts B1423, Memory Box Heart Bird Keepsake F1439
Stamp Ink: Memento rose bud
Embellishments: twill colored with pink taffy Glimmer Mist, Glossy Accents, Paper Trey Ink button

I hope you will try coloring some twill. It really is fun and creates a perfectly matched ribbon for your creation!

Also, I hope you will be playing along with us at Our Daily Bread Designs and submitting a layout to our first scrapbook challenge. You have until January 31st to enter, and so far there are no entries. :( :( Kelley is generously giving away a $25 gift certificate to ODBD so I hope you will play along! You can see all of the details in this post here. Thanks for stopping by today, and let me know what you think of the twill. Blessings,


Anne Temple said...

You always have great tips and tricks. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Traci S. said...

Hi Patter~

Just curious. What adhesive do you usually use when putting twill down in a straight line? Glue gun? Dots? What's your go-to on twill?

He IS Able,
Traci S.

p.s. I really enjoyed making my ABC Scripture Scrapbook page...looking forward to the next!

Patter Cross said...

Hey Traci! I usually use Glue Dots or a dot or two of fabric glue. :) And BTW, I have your e-mail just have been running, and I will answer you shortly. I am headed out but home tomorrow so hopefully I can reply then. :) I haven't forgotten ya! :) Blessings,

Marie-Eve said...

Love that tip, thanks. Love the result too.

Katie Cotton said...

love love love it! You are so very talented Patter! Thanks for playing along in the copic creations challenge!

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