I have been wanting to do the June 15 MMJ coffee painting challenge, finally did a bunch of backgrounds yesterday. Ha, back(grounds)....backgrounds with grounds. I amuse myself.
I made a strong concoction of instant coffee and water and used various methods to get some pattern. I made a bunch so you'll see more. This background and the cup were made by painting the paper with a very watery layer of coffee, then laying twine on the paper and let it dry. It helps to wet the twine too, it stays in place better. Then did a little Zentangle 'flux' on the cup. I wish I had sponged a little brown on the edges of the cup so they'd stand out more. Very quick and simple.
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021 GMT Views: 276
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Thu, Jul 01, 2021 @ 2:23 PM
Oh, cool. I like the effect of the twine being laid on your coffee panel. It gives a very organic look, and a bit like a geode. I've never been more adventurous than either a wash background or colouring an image in shades of coffee for s monochrome look.
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Thu, Jul 01, 2021 @ 8:49 PM
Fantastic card and fav’d. I love the effect you gained with your coffee and twine and the teacup is a perfect element. I still have this challenge to do but I do have coffee stained papers I made last year in my stash. TFS. Happy day
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