Hello, hello! I hope this post finds you well!
I am about to share something a little different from my normal, colorful style. Today, we will use coffee and stencils!
I have been intrigued lately with earth-based pigments. I recently checked out a really cool book from the library by Nick Neddo called The Organic Artist: Make Your Own Paint, Pigments, Prints and More from Nature. While I am a lover of vibrant colors, I also greatly appreciate yellow ochre, various browns, and berry stains on paper. Are you with me?
So, instead of my usual acrylic paint, I poured some leftover coffee into a glass jar, added a little vinegar, and decided to paint with it.
Dip your bristle brush into your coffee and use both a round, and up and down, motion to get the color through the stencil.
Remove the stencil and check how the coffee looks. Add some coffee painted doodles of your own, using a round brush.
Use the Pleasantville-Big Sister’s Room stencil, to add some interesting lines.
Note: It’s okay to go over both your painted doodles and the marks from your first stencil. The layering actually ends up looking pretty cool!
Keep playing around until your entire paper is filled with coffee stained stencil layers.
Let your paper dry completely. (It does not take that long.)
Trace a shipping tag as many times as you like onto your background, and cut them out to make your own tags.
Use a hole punch as a final step. Now you are ready to decorate the tags with stamps, ink, fabric, collage paper, washi tape, or pen doodles. Hooray!
I am feeling really excited about how these turned out. I hope you’ll give this coffee and stencils idea a try!
Thank you for being here.
-Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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