Thursday, September 15, 2011

How did I do that ... Coffee stain for your canvas

I am slowly building up my collection of mists but I didn't have the right colour to use on my Prima canvas so I decided to improvise! I often use strong black coffee to age lace or ribbon so I thought it might work well on the canvas, here is what I did...

You will need..
Some cups of black coffee made to different strengths, I ended up using 4 different strenghts to create my background.
An old clean cloth.
An old spray bottle, I have simply thoroughly cleaned out an empty bathroom cleaner spray.

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Rachael


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Transfer the weakest coffee into the spray bottle and apply your first layer of coffee, I used the cloth to take off the excess coffee and also softened off the edges.

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Dry the canvas between each layer of coffee, you could use a heat gun but as I was working in the kitchen without my heat mat I went with the hair dryer, it worked really well and was very quick.

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Keep adding layers of coffee in increasing strengths still using the spray bottle.

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To add the smaller areas of more intense colour I used a paint brush to apply the coffee.

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This was great fun to do and the finished canvas smells gorgeous!

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Rachael

7 comments:

sutty said...

Great tutorial Rachel :) thank you

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is such a neat idea and the lo turned out beautifully!
Thanks for the inspo!!

Jamie Harder said...

Very cool! Great tutorial!!

Zeffy said...

Rachel ,I love your tip!! I am a great believer of making use of what I have at home.

Rachael Funnell said...

Oh Rachael!!!
This is FANTASTIC... What a GR8 idea will be given this a go real soon.....
Also LOVE your Layout!!! xx

Hannie C said...

Great idea! Good way to use my cup of coffee too.

li-bee-ti said...

Stunning! And what a fab idea; I must give it a try!
TFS