Monday, January 08, 2007

RibbonStiff by Strano Designs

Strano Designs makes the most gorgeous ribbon out there. I'd love to have a bowl full of it on my coffee table that I could run my hands through it whenever I wanted. So when I had the opportunity to play around with a brand new Strano product along with some yummy ribbon, I jumped at the chance.

RibbonStiff is a product that you apply on one side of ribbon, let it dry, and you can cut, punch, fringe, whatever you want to the ribbon, and it won't fray. It goes onto the ribbon as a white liquid, similar in appearance to white school glue. It then dries perfectly clear, with no residue. You can apply multiple layers of RibbonStiff to increase the stiffness of the ribbon, but one coat is enough to prevent fraying, even cutting against the grain. Below are a few samples that I created using Strano Designs ribbon and the RibbonStiff product.

RibbonStiff will be debuting at CHA later this month. This product really multiplies the potential applications of the ribbon, and I've had a ton of fun playing around with it.

Strano Designs "Peggy" 1.5" ribbon, dress form from Michaels, misc bling. Ribbon cut with standard and wavy scissors.
Strano Designs "Peggy" and "Truly" 1.5" ribbon, cut with circle punch, wavy scissors. Also Bazzil Basics cardstock, K and Company chipboard quote, MM and CBX stickers, BG rub-ons.

My friend Maryfrances made a stunning mini-book using Strano ribbon and RibbonStiff, check it out HERE. And if you live near Manchester, NH, you can make this book at CKC-Manchester this spring!

1 comment:

Jennifer Kirk said...

That dress is just to die for! I wish it came in my size! :grin: