Friday, June 4, 2010

Our Biggest Fear....

So I thought I would try my hand at coffee staining...
Here's what I did...

I printed that great quote that I told you I love. I used a font called
Bleeding Cowboy. You can read it here if you can't read the photo...

I literally used that mornings leftover coffee grounds. I just kind of let it drip and I dabbed the whole page so that the effect would be all over the page. I also let some of the grounds fall on the paper. I think that you should have no white left. But that's just opinion. Also, I covered the page with a paper towel so that it would not be to wet.



Once that was done I pressed the page between two clean paper
towels and pressed it over night.



Here is my final project.







I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
A big Thank You to her for hosting!

Also The Girl Creative for New Friend Friday
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11 comments:

Alisa @ The Tidy Nest said...

What a neat technique! I had never seen that done before... I'm always looking for a way to make my projects look more vintage! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Liz,
It turned out beautifully! I've never dyed paper before. Only fabric...with mixed results. I will try this out. Thanks for all the how-to's.:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I absolutely love this!!

It came out just gorgeous!!

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful project!!

Debbie

Melissa said...

Beautiful - it looks beautiful and it is a wonderful reminder to have in your home.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Wow this was done beautifully! I enjoyed all your decisions that you made creating this project. You have a good eye for layering. Thank you for sharing.♥ Keep your flag-a-wavin'! Joan

Mel said...

Beautiful!

Cherrie said...

I like it! Makes it look old!

April said...

so very pretty! the only thing i've dyed with coffee is an old tablecloth--i loved the color that came from it. the paper looks fabulous the way you finished it off! love that quote!

Mary Lou said...

What a messy, I mean pretty project! I wonder if you could spray the coffee on it with a spray bottle...
It looks great finished and I like the poem. I looked it up.

Kit said...

Wow, what a great technique! And a lovely final finish. I will keep that idea for future reference. Thanks!

Brett said...

Interesting Write Up!
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