Friday 5 February 2016

Coffee lover!

Inspired by a mixed media challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, I've been having a little play with coffee!

We don't usually have instant coffee but I got a small jar a while ago when we had workmen around who preferred it to "proper" coffee! The bit left in the bottom of the jar came in useful.

I made a strong coffee mix to start and used it at different dilutions - weak on a flat brush through the stencil to start off with and to sponge the edges of the card, strong to tint some gesso to paint over the hearts and also to add shading. I smeared some of the full-strength solution onto a craft mat, dabbled the flourish stamp into it and stamped around the edges. I finished by stamping a coffee-related quote with pigment ink.

I made a more conventional card with the same stencil for the Bubbly Funk blog too - you can see that here if you're interested!

Dinkie Vintage Flourish by Indigo Blu
My own design coffee sentiment

Instant coffee/water!
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Love Post 6x6 stencil by the Crafters Workshop

Thanks for stopping by!


Scrapmate said...

That is a great quote. Great thinking to use coffee, it's very effective.

Kathy said...

I do think this is clever, Joanne - the shades you achieved with just some coffee are so beautiful