Post # 1
Was just wondering if anyone experienced with ribbons can tell me:
1) Does single-sided satin ribbon look okay when used to tie bows or do i need to get double-sided?
2) Can I use stamps on satin ribbon? Can I use stamps on grosgrain ribbon? Is one better than the other?
Thanks so much
Post # 3
Idk but im interested now too…. I never really thought about diffrent kinds of ribbion…
Post # 4
You can tie a bow with single-sided satin but it takes a lot more time and effort to get all the satin sides facing out. Much easier and faster to get a pretty bow with double-sided.
As far as stamps, I would think that a stamp on satin ribbon would bleed and on grosgrain wouldn’t sink into the lines so you’d end up with a stripy stamp? I’m not an expert on stamping ribbons though.
Post # 5
Single sided satin will work, but like @soccerball said, it takes some time to get it to look nice. I think you should be able to stamp satin ribbon, you just want to make sure that you don’t have too much ink on the stamp, and I am not sure you would want to use pigment ink.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
On the bows, I think single sided is fine for smaller bows. It depends on what you’re using it for and how big the bow will be. if you’re trying to do a large sash, I’d go with double sided. if you’re just doing small bows on programs, I’d do single sided. You can stamp the satin, but you’ll need to buy ink that won’t bleed. Look for quick drying inks. I’m not very familiar with grosgrain, but I used a TON of satin for our wedding.
Post # 7
THanks everyone for all this great input!
I am crossing my fingers that single faced satin ribbon will do fine on our little favor boxes…the double faced type didnt have as many color options! Also ended up with some grosgrain ribbons for another diy project for the same reason, hopefully the stamping will still work enough. Will see how it all turns out! thanks!