Monday, January 23, 2012

inspiration monday


to continue on with this obsession that i seem to have with using markers to create "faux watercolors",  let's try it on some cone-shaped coffee filters this time!  all you need are some water-based markers (i'm using tombow markers), a mini mister, and coffee filters (different brands will probably give different results, which could be a lot of fun to experiment!).





first, draw a simple design using your marker.
you don't need to color in all the shapes.......





because once you spray it with water, the color will bleed out into the filter paper and fill in most of those blank areas.  now comes the hard part.......waiting for it to dry!  the longer you wait, the more watercolor effect you'll get.  (if you're impatient like me, you can also wait for a while, and then zap it with your heat gun to finish drying!)





and some of that juicy color will bleed onto the back of your coffee filter, too!






once your filter is dry, you can add some doodles if you like.
(i used a waterproof micron pen for this step)






and then you can use your new "watercolor" in your journals, for collage fodder,
or you can even create a nice little card!

have fun!

{supplies:  tombow markers, melitta cone-shaped coffee filters
mini mister, sakura micron pen, white card stock,  3B graphite pencil,
yellow waxed linen thread (to sew the filter onto the card)}



49 comments:

amylynne said...

What a cool idea! Will be trying this soon! Thanks for sharing it!

Myriam Martín Retortillo said...

Eres la creatividad en persona! Gracias por compartirlo!

tara said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Gonna give it a try.
hugs,
tara

Lola Azul said...

Lovely card!!. Thanks for the tutorial!. :)

Kate said...

Such a great idea. I like the look of it.

Isabel said...

Love this idea!!!!:O) So inspiring:O)

Kallie said...

I've done this with the kids! Reusing it to create cards that's a great idea!

Mary said...

oh my gosh, this is great. it would be wonderful used on journal pages too. can i use this in my workshops??? i would of course give credit to you most talented Lori!!

xxoo

Dolores said...

This would make a really nice craft to do with children - no matter what age since I am going to send a ling to my daughter. We are long overdue for craft night.

Jeanette said...

Lori! You are a well-spring of great ideas, that are beyond clever and so fun! Thanks for sharing. I'm wondering how the natural filters would work since they're the craft brown color?!? Endless possibilities. Have a wonderful week!!! U R Amazing!!!Hugs, Jeanette

BALLET NEWS said...

LOVE the colours !

Createology said...

Glorious color and inspiration. Thank goodness for your lovely Monday art. It really brightens the creative spirit for the week. Watercolor Hugs Dear...

Lludria said...

Thank you, Lori!! One more time... thank you for sharing ♥

rachel awes said...

oh my goodness. i can do this one!
+ i'm going to! thanks for spreading such sunshine into my day! (+ i love your bloom!!) xox

teri said...

Just when I thought my k-cups made coffee filters obsolete, out I go to buy them again!! Love this.

Ann-Margret said...

Oh, the ideas you have sparked! Thanks, Lori. :)

Jean M. said...

Wow, what a cool technique and your card is beautiful:)

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Thanks for your fabulous inspiration, will try ist too.
Hugs Anja

Martina Visnjic art said...

Wow, cool idea!

Margaret said...

Too clever!
Margaret xx

Roben-Marie said...

What a cool idea! Love it and off to "PIN" it!! :)

Tammie said...

oh that looks wonderful! I will have to give it a try, right now!
thank you.

Sandi Keene said...

So very very cool! Thank you!

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh my goodness, lori!! You have watercolors and ink for blood, I think. Art runs through your veins...and your lovely heart spills all of that goodness onto us, your very lucky readers! You amaze every Monday. Thank you!

Lisa said...

This is amazing! You have incredible vision. Thanks so much for sharing!

katie purcell said...

SIMPLE AND FUN.
A GREAT PROJECT WITH THE GRANDS TOO.
LOVE IT

Claire M said...

Awesome!! I can't even begin to think of what you'll come up with next!

Doda said...

That is so pretty and effective. Clever you!

Audrey said...

Thank you for this great tutorial!

Chel said...

THANK YOU for this- I have been doing this in paper towels and baby wipes but neither hold up well. A coffee filter is genius!! Thank you, thank you!

Kelly Warren said...

Wow, that looks so awesome! My girls and I have been playing with coffee filters, but I never thought of using the markers on them! Just beautiful!

April Cole said...

Very clever... love it!
Thank you for sharing your talents.
I thought of creating a coffee filter book... but this is beautiful, love the colors :]

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Awesome idea, I will definately try this. Thank you!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Wow! Who would have thought it???? I have a whole box of those kinds of filters after my old coffee pot bit the dust. Now I have a use for them! Thanks!!!

LR said...

beautiful technique. those coffee filters sure do open the doors for such colorful creations.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I love your hello!

Katalyst said...

I absolutely love your blog!! Your drawings and projects always inspire me.

We Three 3 said...

How clever!! I just love this idea:) My husband bought a whole pack of the wrong sized filters. I saw a cool tutorial on making roses from the filters as well. I guess I'll be making cards and roses for valentines:)THANKS Lori xo

Christine E-E said...

what yummy, brilliant colors... thanks for the inspiration.

Becky Shander said...

Such a gorgeous idea with so much punch!

Faygie Fellig said...

so good! want to try iy.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I LOVE this idea! Going to try making some thank you cards that I need to send out. I just went and stole some of my husband's coffee filters. (I'm not a coffee drinker) This will be so much fun!

Thank you Lori!
♥Lee Ann

Dymphie said...

this is so fun :)

Lludria said...

Thank you, Lori!! What a fun idea! I have just use it to make my husband birthday card (^^) Thanks to sharing!! Have a nice week end! ♥

Jussara said...

Lovely!!! I want to have a try!

Godelieve said...

Brilliant result!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

great idea!

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Ðú® said...

grande ideia, gostei muito.

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