Friday, 26 September 2008

Coffee Time

As most of my work that I have showcased is of scrapbook layouts, I thought that you would like to see some of my altered art on the theme of coffee. Although I do enjoy a cup of tea, I prefer my coffee fix. The first is of my coffee house which I altered from a thimble display house, the paper used was Coffee Talk by Flair Design, I used chipboard letters, and glossy accented the pictures. For decoration I used real coffee beans which are on all the pieces. The sides roof and middle sections are altered with a combination of crackle paint and distress inks.
For my second piece I produced a coffee canvas, again I used crackle paint, this was applied after I had used Gesso on the canvas. I covered the chipboard letters with string paint, and PVA glue, I used some string netting to give some texture and again my trade mark... coffee beans.

For my final piece I created a clock. This was made from an old frame which had a dried flower arrangement inside. I carefully removed the back and drilled a hole to insert the clock mechanism after I had covered it with the coffee talk paper. I then painted the frame with Gesso, once dried I layered small pieces of the coffee talk paper over the frame and finally covered it with diluted PVA to ensure that it had stuck as well as giving it a nice glossy finish. before putting it all together I decided that I would use coffee beans for the numbers, if you look carefully you will see that I have used the right amount of beans for each number.

All three pieces are now hung on my kitchen walls.
I hope you like them.

1 comment:

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! How very cool, unique and awesome your coffee projects are. Just popped over from the inspireME site to check them out.