Coffee. Caffeine. Java.
It's not morning in my house until my first cup o' Joe. After that, you can try talking to me; however, you'll be better off waiting until I've had my second round of caffeine. OK, now I see you. Good morning! Oh, you want to have an interactive discussion? In that case, pass the coffee pot so I can fill my mug one more time.
If you are also a caffeine addict, or know someone who is, then this altered canvas project is perfect. I call it "Three Cups of Coffee."
This project starts with three [printed] canvasses I found in the $1 bins at Michael's (before they raised their prices to $1.50--what nerve!). Each canvas measures approximately 6" x 6" square.
I painted the canvas sides and front (1" in on all edges) in French Roast and Mocha tones. I wanted to go with a coffee theme, so it was easy to choose my color palette.
Once the paint was dry, I Mod Podged my paper (cut just slightly smaller than the canvas) onto the front of the canvas.
I used coordinating coffee-theme paper on the other two canvasses as well. After the Mod Podge dries, embellish away! Here is what I did:
"Caution HOT Beverage" punched from a coffee cup sleeve, using my tab punch, fastened with two brads; paint chip sample collaged on top of a Peet's gift card; coffee cup images stamped on printed paper, cut out and collaged on top of paint sample; a wooden numeral "3" that I painted, finishing it off with a small chipboard tag painted, stamped and edged with liquid chalk, and tied on with hemp.
Embellishments include coffee bean linen ribbon, stacked buttons, a Starbucks gift card, flower transparency and a beautiful vintage floral button. (I have been saving this piece for years!!) Check out the detail on this exquisite treasure.
Embellished with strips of coordinating paper (used on first two canvasses), "The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf" gift card, a metal corner, Prima flowers topped with a clear rhinestone, and a clock transparency that I collaged right on top of the word "coffee break."
And my other treasure is a vintage silver spoon, which I picked up in an antique store many months ago.
I used Mod Podge and my hot glue gun to adhere everything, and made sure to give each finished canvas a final sealing of Mod Podge.
And that's it! What's great about this three-piece set is you can arrange them on a wall in many ways: horizontal, vertical or on a diagonal.
Make mine with low fat milk, an extra shot of espresso and thick foam please! Now where did I put my gift cards?