Thursday, October 7, 2010

Kal's Idea 7

Recycle/Repurpose. I LOVED this exercise.  A required trip to a coffee shop -- I visited three over 2 days to get a variety of cups. Did an equal amount of sipping, but more observing at some than others. More parking lot observing, actually!

Enjoy the coffee. Save the cup.Create. So I did.

I have a small stockpile of sleeves from various coffee shops. They're saved for future projects, and this fit the bill nicely. I cut up three coffee cups for flower petals, then decided the fleur was too full. Two of those petals were made into leaves. A cup bottom for the centre of the flower, Sleeves for the pot, the stamen (?) and the unrolled rim (rrrrrrolll up the rrrrrrrrimmm to win!) for the stem. Added some shimmer and shine with a variety of glimmer mist colours and backed it with a piece of cardboard that came with my 2011 kitchen calendar that had just arrived in the mail.

I took this photo indoors, with a flash. The glimmer mist is much more obvious.

Not sure what I'm going to do with this. I do like it!

The other thing we did for Idea 7 was to paint with tea or coffee. Brew 2 cups at home. One for drinking, one for painting. The cup. It was suggested to first draw the cup and use the tea to add shades and tones.

This was fun too, but I ran out of steam by the time I got around to it. Had I put forth more effort, I would like the result better, I'm sure.

1 comment:

  1. GORGEOUS!!! So similar to an idea Emily and I had - she will spew! haha