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Jazz Up Your Coffee Sleeve Mixed Media Style (Guest Design Team)

Hi everyone, this is Erin here writing my last guest design team post! I'm really going to miss it!! Today I'm sharing with you this coffee sleeve I altered.

Jazz up your coffee sleeve!

To create this coffee cozy, I took a piece of Sticky-Back-Canvas and traced a Starbuck's coffee sleeve onto the canvas' disposable liner.  I then cut out the canvas and then painted gesso over the canvas side and allowed it to dry.

I then got out some fun stamps and some Stazon Ink and got to work stamping onto the canvas.  I didn't worry about it stamping well, I just wanted the outlines of the design there to use as a guideline.

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Next, I took the Cobalt Green 156 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and scribbled the ink onto my craft mat (you could use some waxed paper if you don't have a craft mat) and then added a little spritz of water to the ink and then painted in my design.  I also used the same pen to color in the design as well.  I love that one pen can look so different color wise!
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I painted in some purple too using the same technique and the Maganese Violet 160  Stamper’s Big Brush Pen. Once it was dry I doodled back in the lines that I had painted over.
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I also took a Pink Madder Lake 129 Stamper’s Big Brush Pen and watered the ink down too, and then used a toothbrush to platter on some pink!  To add some teal color to highlight the word "love" I used the teal Gelatos™ Color.  Just like I did before, I scribbled it onto my craft mat, added water, and then painted it onto the canvas.
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Once my canvas was dry I peeled off the liner and applied it to the coffee sleeve and trimmed it where it was needed.  
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I then glued on some trim and glued the two ends of the sleeve together.
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And wallah, I was done!
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Thanks for reading my posts!  Hope you were inspired to create something wonderful!  






ErinbErin Bassett  Erin is a craft addict who loves to do something creative every day.  She shares her love of all things artsy on her blog and in the classes and events she teaches at.  Erin is a freelance artist, designing for top manufactures and has had many of her projects published in various magazines and books.  She considers it a blessing to be able to call her passion "work". 

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Erin, this is really FUN!! I love those coffee sleeves and to think you can use the sticky back canvas to personalize one is just brilliant! Fabulous project!

this is really lovely and a great idea.

Thanks ladies! There's so much you can do with these...I'm going to make some holiday ones!

I need to try this project! It's beautiful and useful!

No. One would be able to take your coffee by mistake with such a stylish holder

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    I love the whipped spackle!

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    So *THAT* is what you are supposed to use that large inner well of the palette for!! I have one just like that that I use all the time, but thought that big well in the middle was rather impractical. Ha!
    Very sweet project. Who knew you could work such magic with Gelatos and Glaze!!!
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    I love the chalkboard paint technique on the frame. Too cool!

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    The whipped spackle was my favorite. I can see so many potential uses for this! Great tutorial!

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    Your card is DELIGHTFUL Tiffany!!!
    LOVE how you transformed the little frames!!!
    I already have more Gelatos on my shopping list, hoping to have a rainbow of them one day and NOW I NEED to try the Glaze too => THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial today and introducing more creative techniques for me to try :)
    PS - the splatters look really cool against your stamping too!!!

  • Linsey R on Altering Embellishments with Glaze!

    HOw fun and cute and artsy--just like the sweet gal who made em!!! I LOVE this idea Tiffany! I'm just now starting to expand with my Gelatos and I'm finding that they are work SO well with, well...like everything!!! Still, I hadn't thought of this creative way to use them yet! I can't think of a store bought embellishment that could beat a homemade one and I can't wait to pull out my very neglected sticker frames and such and start making some of my very own! Thanks for your always amazing inspiration!!! :D

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