Friday, August 24, 2012

Special Guest Artist: Lourdes

Hey there all, it's Pam sharing a special guest artist with you named Lourdes. She has been a featured artist once here before and you can see her amazing post on created Chinese Lanterns here.  You can also read her bio at that link as well. To read up on all of the neat thing Lourdes is creating now, please visit her blog here: . Lourdes is sharing a cool distressing technique with us today. I love the look of old distressed embellishments. Today you can learn how to create them as well!! She creates such neat projects.. enjoy this tutorial!!


How to create backgrounds: coffee staining
By: Lourdes
·         Tissue Paper
·         Spray bottle with water
·         Coffee
·         Tray
·         Absorbent paper
1. Place the wrinkled tissue paper in the tray
2. Spritz water on the tissue paper
          3. Sprinkle the coffee over the moistened tissue paper
4. Spread with your hands, the coffee over the whole surface. Leave it in the tray for 10 minutes.

          5. Then, carefully remove the paper from the tray and put it over an absorbent paper.
6. Place another absorbent paper over the stained paper and leave it dry 4 hours
  7. Once the paper is dried, remove carefully all the coffee grains and VOILA!
You can use it as background for your scrapbooking projects, cards or even tags, as the example showed here


Thank you Lourdes for sharing you time and talent with us!


  1. A fantastic tutorial
    very easy to do
    I loved
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Love this idea Lou you know how much I love vintage everything and the dress form is so pretty!!! Thank you sooo much for this tutorial!!!! Awesome job!!!!!

  3. Me Enamore de este Tutorial, Fácil, Sencillo y Materiales de fácil acceso, me gusto el acabado que deja. A pesar de haber visto antes algo similar, aquí veo que es mucho mas sencillo, productivo y practico, esta genial Lou! Muchas Gracias por compartir tus conocimientos!!

  4. I fell for this Tutorial, easy, simple and easily accessible materials, I liked the finish it leaves. Despite having seen something similar, here I see it's much easier, productive and practical, this great Lou! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  5. So beautiful!! I love this tutorial!! :D