I'm working on some Valentines today, I have a vintage image all picked out and was on the hunt for embellishments. I picked up this velvet ribbon a few times but kept putting it back because it looked too new. I didn't have any crushed velvet ribbon in pink but then wondered if I could make my own. Along with the ribbon I grabbed a water mister and a pink distress ink pad then headed off to the ironing board.
I tied knots in the velvet ribbon then misted and ironed over all the knots.
I liked the look but wanted to get more texture.
I knotted again (in between the previous knots) dabbed with the distress ink, misted and pressed again with the iron.
The ink added some color and a more aged look.
It still doesn't match exactly what I had in my head ....if anyone has better directions for creating crushed velvet ribbon can you share? I'd love to try it.