I better tell you this is going to be a long post and I do hope you continue to see the end results. These will be part of my 2nd entry.
During the week I busily prepped some tiles and paper;
before... here I used coffee
after ... tangles Meringue by Kelley Kelly, Mathura and Soleil by Anne Marks, Jasmine by Simone Bischoff (this one is my favourite)
here I dropped coffee off a teaspoon
and then went over the drops with a fork, forming criss cross pattern (mmm looking interesting)
this is the end result - no real tangles, just allowing the coffee stains to make a statement. For interest I added some pink around the edges using a photo editor.
and next we have more coffee, dribbled randomly then drawing over the coffee with my handmade paddlepop 'pens'. I just cut small 'Vs' with a knife. Mind you I did these ones at work so I don't have many tools to choose from lol
I should have stopped before writing my name in coffee (my boss gave me the cup for Christmas a couple of years ago - and I'm not looking, I already have my tall, dark and immortal :))
and here is how this tile turned out - just some bibs and bobs in between the grid like areas - oh any my pattern 'Deelite' - its the narrow one.
Yep, there's more
A few pics of the next experiment - some alcoholic drinks - why not? they are quite pretty, don't you think?
not happy with the results - the liquid tended to stay on top of the tiles and when I tried to soak up the excess, you could hardly see it, so I drank the rest :)
then I had another bright idea - why not use some pink rock salt, that will do the trick! nope, it too was a fizzer :( (too bad as that salt is not cheap)
and now for the exciting bit - I had a brainstorm and I had been planning on trying out some liquid 'Chlorophyll' - it is a very very dark green liquid and even when you mix it with water, it is still quite dark - it's in our fridge and it's my daughter's, supposed to be really good for you - tastes a little minty, not really my cup of tea :)
Tile 1: can you see 'mum' and 'bub'? I only noticed them this afternoon when I was tangling.
a closer shot, you can see the green colour better
I did a couple more, poured some Chlorophyll onto one tile, then place another on top
here is mum and bub again
I went back to these, tried one more time - blah!
These tiles with Chlorophyll were done in two stages, after I blotted the first drops I poured some more to get a darker shade of green - tuned out camouflaged.
and finally, here we have the pair of tiles - as you can see I added some fuchsia bingo dots
Thank you for staying with me to the end - hopefully I didn't bore you.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay safe. :)