by Erika Martin
Create a one-of-a-kind background with just a few supplies.
- Coffee filter
- 2 or 3 colors of dye ink refills
- Embossing heat tool
- Spritzer bottle with water
Drop ink refills onto a plate in a random pattern. Make sure the reinkers cover the entire area for full coverage
Using a spritzer bottle filled with water, spritz the ink and let the colors blend together.
Be generous with the water so they blend, but not so much that the colors become muddy.
Place the coffee filter over the blended inks and press on it to make sure it is completely covered with ink.
Gently crumple the coffee filter into a ball. Uncrumple it.
Carefully dry the coffee filter using an embossing heat tool. Be sure to move the heat tool as you dry the filter to avoid burning it. You may see a little smoke here and there..
Smooth some of the wrinkles out and then cut the coffee filter to whatever dimension needed for the project.