Have you tried our color ready ribbon yet? I have taken sponge daubers and in from the ink pad and sponged it on... and here is another version... try it .... you will like it!!!
Take the seam binding ribbon , dip in water get very wet. Then squeeze the water out and blot with towel. Then use 2 - 3 different colors and color the ribbon. Not the entire width, just put marks on it , swipe the colors starting with the lightest to darkest. Then wad the ribbon up in your hand and sprinkle a couple of drops of water on it to blend the marker colors.
Then let dry!!
It is a lot of fun and a great way to make ribbon any color combination you want.
Thanks to Debbi Foley for that great tip!!!