Last week at Gingersnap Creations the challenge focus was on hot beverages, so continuing that theme, this week it's a supply-based challenge, and why not use coffee filters! I thought it would be a fun experiment to create a background paper and these are 3 ATC's I created using my paper. I thought I'd share my technique for doing this because in playing around, I discovered something really fun.......
If you stamp onto a coffee filter with Versamark ink and clear emboss your images like these swirls from Stampers Anonymous, you create TRANSPARENT patterns.
I next sprayed the coffee filter with Glimmer Mist.
Crumpled it up, and dried it with my heat gun.
And these are the three papers I created! What was so much fun was how they looked adhered to an ATC card covered with book text to make full use of the transparent patterns.
Here's a picture of the ATC backgrounds before I decorated them. I'd love to know what you would make using coffee filters in your project. Make sure to post your piece on the Gingersnap Creations blog post HERE by Feb.6th. I was so intrigued to see what I could do with coffee filters and I hope you're inspired too!
Image credits: Digital Collage Sheets and Lisa's Altered Art; Stamp credits: Donna Downey with Unity Stamps, Stampers Anonymous and Hero Arts.