We have all been frustrated when we couldn't find the right color ribbon for our projects haven't we? I wanted some Peach Parfait ribbon for a card we made at my Stamp a Stack on Saturday but didn't have any. So I decided to dabble in custom dying my own ribbon. (Here's where it pays to have every re-inker in all the colors!)
I took white taffeta and dyed it with the Peach Parfait reinker. I tried it two ways. I had tried dying some satin ribbon a couple weeks ago by adding reinker to water and dipping the ribbon in. It came out a little too pale for my taste. So this time I tried it a little differently. First I put the reinker on a piece of ribbon undiluted. Very dark rich color- loved it. Then I tried getting the ribbon wet first then putting the ink on the ribbon straight from the bottle. A little bit lighter but still nice and bold. Here is a pic of them side by side. The top two are undiluted ink on dry ribbon.
You should check out Karen's blog: stampinbythebay.blogspot.com. She makes gorgeous cards! You can see her card here.