These are the results of an experiment to make "paint" for silk ribbon out of common liquid food colors.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Liquid food coloring in blue, red, green and yellow
Roll of paper towels
Metal measuring spoons
6 small plastic cups
Assorted fine point paintbrushes
Less than 1 cup white vinegar
Less than 1 cup water
30" length white/natural silk satin ribbon
Iron and ironing board
Step 2: Prepare
Step 3: Mix the "paint"
To make red, add 1/2 teaspoon red food color to one cup.
To make orange, add 1/4 teaspoon each red and yellow food color to one cup.
To make yellow, add 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring to one cup.
To make green, add 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring to one cup.
To make blue, add 1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring to one cup.
To make purple, add 1/4 teaspoon each red and blue food coloring to each cup.