|Butterfly & (beaded)
Lily Applique - by hhc
|Tea, Herbal teas, and coffee stained - by hhc
|Rubber stamp and collage
over coffee filter - by hhc
(Fabric dye should work but that could be REALLY messy unless you use a glass jar and a poking stick and wear plastic gloves.)
Whatever you use, the liquid may soak through the layers, coloring many at one time.
A coated paper plate is a good protection... Plus it may take up color and offer pieces you can use for other art projects! Allow ample drying time before handling the filters... I pressed mine smooth with a flat iron while they were slightly damp.
|Ink pushed through stencil over
coffee filter - hhc
(LR suggested wetting the filters with water, dripping liquid acrylic paints down them and then squeezing them out before drying, for a veined effect. Or was it the other way around? I tried that, the results were very pastel...)Coffee (after straining out the grounds) gave a brownish color (far left). ROOIBOS Madagascar Vanilla tea yielded a light brown color. Traditional Medicinals organic Green Tea gave a medium orange color. Green Tea Hibiscus resulted in a gorgeous rose colore! and some Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea created a light orange color. Next time I would try a more concentrated brew: less water, more tea bags...
|Ink on Rubber Texture Plate, rubber stamp ink pressed
through stencil, black ink ink on corrugated cardboard
|Rubber stamp and collage over Inked
Texture Plate background - hhc
|(Don't look at this side-ways... - HEY,
another use for coffee filters!!!) - by hhc
Participants, make 1 - 5 post cards using Coffee Filters in any way as part of your work, either as backgrounds or as the main elements of your designs.
|Rubber-stamped coffee filter tucked into
tea packet over rubber-stamped inked filter
background with collage - by hhc
Here are some idea-starters:
*Use as a background over paper or fabric base
*Decorative hand or machine stitching
*Cut out flowers with petals, layer several and tack at the center with glue, a stitch or a button
*Add appliques, trims, lace, small charms, delicate chains or beads (or beading)
*Rubberstamping, stenciling or sketching designs on the dried coffee filters
*Paint, inks, liquid food coloring
|Collage over Dylusions Spray Inks - by hhc
An online Internet search for COFFEE FILTER ART or CRAFTS may give you more ideas.
Have fun experimenting :)
If your results are bulky, allow for extra postage requirements and/or possibly "package" rates to the extreme.