After watching Christy Tomlinson and Danielle Donaldsons' video last week on My Craft Channel I have been wanting to play around with some paint, inks and coffee filters. Coffee filters, you ask? Yep, that's right. Creative play with coffee filters. I had a ton of them stashed in the back of my pantry just waiting for a good pot of coffee to be made. Instead I decided to repurpose them by covering them in all kinds of inky goodness using Adirondack inks, Liquitex acrylics and Liquitex acrylic inks.
Oh what fun I had getting my hands all inky and messy! Grab some stencils, some paints or inks and a few filters and get busy. If you do, send me the link because I'd love to see what you make. The other cool thing about using filters, as opposed to papers, is that if you don't like the side your working on you can flip them over and see if you like the other side. Their transparency lends itself well to bleeding and allows you to create 2 sides at once. They are tons of fun and are a great size. I may use some of mine as is, but will most likely cut them up and use them as backgrounds on canvas or on my art journal pages.
Let me know if YOU decide to try your hand at some!
It's done! I actually finished a project. That's something new for me as I tend to like to start things, get bored, then not finish them. Here is my first completed wreath that I wrote about here. This is on our front door now and will stay until it's time for our Christmas decorations to go up.
I've got a similar wreath in the works for Christmas. Our tree this year will be decorated in teal, red and cream. I have lots of handmade ornaments in the works and will be able to show you some soon. My Christmas wreath will also be in teal, red and cream. I've got the felt and need to start making my flowers soon. On this next wreath I want to mix some different styles of felt flowers. I've been scanning Pinterest for DIY flower projects and have found plenty to try. These wreaths are easy and fun to make. All you need is a hot glue gun and some inexpensive felt. A couple of weeks ago I tried my hand a making resin papers and decided to make the leaves for this wreath out of that. I like the look of old and new.
I'm starting on some handmade ornaments today and have had my boys making some things as well. I'll share more soon!