Yesterday Sabrina asked us to cook up something in our kitchen for the ways to use it challenge. I had a lot of fun coffee staining some tags and papers (blog post with photos and tutorial link) I grabbed some neutral papers, the tags and my art journal before heading to my DD's swim meet last night. While I was waiting for the action to begin, I put together this page. (How do you answer the question, "what are you making that for?") I used the direct to paper technique on the edges of the tag and also on the woodgrain strip after distressing lightly. I added a darker twine and layered a corrugated strip with an orangey strip and today used some pencils to write "coffee" words on this. I stamped my words and also did some journaling at the bottom of my book page. FUN!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 77121
Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
The "coffee rings" on the page made me laugh - we have friends who had a running joke that they would only lend each other books on condition that they came back with no dog-ears and no coffee stains. And your tag is just fantastic.
We do have a gallery for Art Journal pages (Anything But A Card >>Books, Handmade Albums etc >> Art Journal Pages), so if that's an ongoing project feel free to upload your pages there! While it's not a concept that I can get my head around for me, I just love seeing what other people do.
Registered: June 4, 2009 Location: Deatsville, Alabama Posts: 28352
Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 4:54 PM
Another totally fun creation with coffee. Great images, techniques, and design. I can see your dilemma - it isn't easy to explain to people that art is simply about creating even if it isn't a painting or card. Love it! Hugz
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22198
Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 5:34 PM
Gail, this is fantastic! Art journals fascinate me and yours is off to a fabulous start! I love this page along with the coffee stained papers! Coffee and tea do make wonderful stains and I've used it for dyeing fabrics too!