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Old 07-13-2009, 02:13
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Default Re: Help with the Boutique Bow

This brand of ribbon IS a harder one to use when starting out. I would recommend Shiff or Offray solid grosgrain (Like TRR or RABOM's).

Ideally, you want the fronts to go straight up and down and the backs to go straight side to side, if that makes any sense at all. That is what makes it a twisted boutique and not just a boutique. So, try pulling the backs of the loops more horizontally. Here is a good page with tips for how to fluff the bow.

I always starch and bake ALL my twisted boutiques to make them behave! Especially when doing a layered boutique.

Here are some of my latest pretties:
Daisy Boutique3.jpg icecream2.jpgCandy Corn Boutique2.jpg

It took me a long time to get here & I still find imperfections. One thing I wish I would have known when I started:
Always, Always click siggies to peek at the work of who's advice you're following. You'll get soooo much advice here. Its up to you to follow the advice of the person that you want to create bows like.
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