Sunday, June 30, 2013

Flower Prep, Part Two

I got out earlier this morning!  Not so hot!
This is the second batch:

More lavender/purple than this picture turned out.

For those who may want a more neutral flower.
(Yes, I realize they look just like flour tortillas! )

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Flower Prep

Today I have been prepping for my upcoming Coffee Filter Flower Class at Paper Crown.  I'm going to need A LOT of coffee filters!  So, I took it outside and started the dying process.  Since it would be impossible for the class to dye their own filters and make the flowers in one class, I am doing this step at home.  Below are instructions on my dying process:

First, use any acrylic paint and water it down.  I used hot water, it seemed to help the 
paint mix with the water better.

 Take several filters at a time and dip into the paint mixture.

Dip the wet tips of the filters into a thicker, brown paint mixture. 

Lay filters out to dry.

To get the brown specks and spots, I put instant coffee into a 
salt shaker and applied while the filters were wet.

Once dry, peel apart and start the process over until you 
get the desired color and effect you want.

And Wallah!  The first batch!

Unfortunately, I had to stop because it got TOO HOT outside!
But, it is amazing how quickly the filters dried!
Back to it tomorrow.

{Special thanks to Hobby Lobby and Starbucks.  :) }

Disclaimer:  These instructions are just my way of dying coffee filters.
I came up with it through many trials and errors.  I hope it works for you!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Fabric Collage

With 4th of July approaching fast, I needed something in my entryway.  I wasn't in the mood to paint, but my creative juices were flowing and I kept feeling the need to work with textiles and texture.  This is what I came up with.  It is a great base for something else...I'm not sure what it will eventually turn into.  But, for now, it is my Independence Day decoration.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fiesta Party

Our neighborhood has an annual auction in the Spring.  
This year we (and our good friends and neighbors) donated a Fiesta Party.
This past weekend was the big event!
Fiesta Fun was had by all!

Thanks to Pinterest, we got great ideas for the food and decorations.
Gotta LOVE Pinterest!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Art for OK

As we go through these Oklahoma storms, 
it amazes me how many people are touched by them.  
From all over the world.
It can be very deeply felt by artists...and we use our art for therapy.
I want to thank all these artists for their support.
Artist Unknown
Lilly loves Oklahoma

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown
(I've been running from them since 1981)