I haven't done much silk ribbon embroidery in a long time. I've been feeling the urge to pull out all the stuff and enjoy it again. I decided to do a little Valentine floral and was trying to decide how to finish it off when I found these little frames in the dollar section at Michaels.
I spray painted it the color I wanted and here it is!
I tried out a hot pink Frixion gel pen (made by pilot) (via Bari J.) to draw a pattern directly onto the fabric. Jet pens.com has a better selection and better prices- you can use friction or an iron to make the marks vanish. When I was done stitching I just ironed my fabric and the bright pink ink magically disappears- very nice for all sorts of fabric crafts.