Thursday, February 5, 2015

Whipping Up Some Kitchen Magic

Sabrina sent us to our kitchens today in the Ways to Use It Challenge and asked us to use a kitchen product based technique on our cards. I've been trying to go back to my Pinterest boards and use some of what I've pinned and I remembered this tutorial on aging tags with coffee. I didn't go back to the tutorial and read it again, just sort of winged it, but it was the source of my kitchen inspiration. I grabbed some tags, instant coffee granules as well as some coarse salt. Later I threw in some ground cinnamon along with sprinkled cocoa powder.

For this one I added granules to a card wet only with water

Dipping a tag in the coffee solution

Here's my wet tags with the salt sprinkled on

I took an empty toilet paper tube and dipped it into the coffee solution and "stamped" onto the tags

Ready to dry....I was impatient so I stuck them in my warmer drawer and when I went back and reread the tutorial, she put hers into an oven at 250

I can't stand to waste anything, so since I still had solution left over I went down and grabbed a big sheet of watercolor paper and some book pages to play with. I filled a mister with the coffee solution to spray a finer mist.

Here are the dried tags...see how well the salt worked!

Stamped a bunch of rings on this piece!

Lost the definition of the rings so went back onto the dried tags and added more stamped rings.

Here's my finished card. Can't wait to make some more with the other goodies I created, but I've got much to do today and I've run out of "me time."

Same card viewed from the side.
Stamps: Hardwood, Fiskars:Perfect Blend Paper: Early Espresso, Mocha dp, Soft Suede, Natural Ivory, Coffee Sleeve, Tag Paper Size: A2 Ink: Close to Cocoa Craft, Early Espresso Accessories: Twine, Hearts punch, Hexagon punch (to notch end), TH Ribbon Flags die Techniques: Salted Background, Coffee Staining, Polished Stone
*All SU unless otherwise noted
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This is an art journal page I made using one of my tags and one of the stained book pages. To the tag I added a strip to cover the writing (this was a recycled Goodwill tag) and then used color pencils to add "coffee" words. I also used the direct to paper technique to add Sepia along the edges of the tag and the wood grain strip which I also distressed lightly. Stamps: SU-Perfect Blend, alphabet blocks Paper: Journal Page, Book Page, CitraSolv Magic paper, TPS-kraft dp, SU dp, Goodwill tag, Placemat, Soft Suede Ink: Versafine Sepia and Onyx Accessories: American Craft Twine, Spritzer Techniques: Coffee Staining, Distressing, Direct to Paper

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