I had been working on a kit project for Altered Pages using Gelatos. While I was rubbing the Gelatos around on the canvas I got some on my work surface. When I was cleaning up I wiped it up with my finger wiper cloth I keep by my side. It didn't all come up so I squirted the cloth with water and low and behold an idea struck.
Scribble some Gelatos onto your work surface.
Wadded up some rayon seam binding
And wipe up the Gelatos...repeat once or more times. The more Gelatos you use the darker your finished seam binding will be.
Here's what it looks like after a couple times scribbling...
Now squirt the seam binding with water. A couple squirts will do.
and wad it up real good. As you squeeze the seam binding it will distribute the color and water through out the wad of seam binding.
Open it up and let it dry or speed drying with a heat tool (which is what I do.). And here is what it looks like! Pretty cool huh? Notice the lighter and darker "tie-dyed" variations through out the ribbon. It's even better in person!
And here's a whole assortment of it....
It is SOOOO easy but the results are A-Freakin'-Mazing!!!
Now there is another variation but it won't give you the tie dyed look...scribble on your work surface, mist it with water then drag the seam binding through the resulting slurry. This will give you an even all-over color. It's neat but personally I prefer the tie-dyed look.
Give em both a try and see what you like.
You might find one useful for one project and the other better suited for a different project.