In case you didn’t know… C is for Coffee! Especially when you’ve got small kids
This is a project I did as a gift for a friend, and the best part is, real coffee was used! The frame is one of those unfinished wooden sign deals from a craft store, Michael’s in this case. The fabric is a heavy cotton twill, natural colored. The letters I printed out in brown on cardstock and cut them out with a kraft knife.
To achieve the paint look, I mixed several colors of craft acrylic paint and got the green/blue color. Then I mixed a metallic silver with white and brushed it on with a stiff brush (as in brush that paint had dried in, so totally inflexible) and my fingers, and then wiped it back off with a paper towel to get that frosted, distressed look.
I did this while my fabric was drying because I had done this to it!
Placed in a 9×13 pan and doused with the remainder of the coffee from that morning’s french press.
I wasn’t getting quite what I wanted, so I added some of the grounds…
Then I just added the rest of them
I then brushed off most of them, and hung it on a clothesline to dry while I did the rest. When it was completely dry, I used Mod Podge to attach it to the frame, and I just rolled the excess and Mod Podged it a bit too, and then I attached the letters also with Mod Podge (or I might have used artist gel medium, I can’t remember but either is fine for this).
I brushed a little white paint over the letters and sponged it back off and then, when that had dried, I poured a little coffee over the finished piece to get better random stains.