Friday, November 13, 2015

Coffee-Stained... Shenanigans!

Just as I suspected...  give these guys
a "coffee-stain bath"... and their personalities just "pop!"
("rusty hearts"... I'm thinking a must!)

per·son·al·i·ty   ˌpərsəˈnalədē    noun
"the combination of characteristics or qualities 
that form an individual's distinctive character."

peculiarity = "endearing" (in this case)

So, I coffee-stained these guys, 
added a healthy heap of cinnamon to the mix
and popped them in the oven for thirty minutes...
rinsed part of the coffee-stain off 
and put them back in the oven until "done..."

Oh... I added paper clay lips too... the low-heat oven
dried the paper clay along with the coffee-stain.

Face-Painting is next!  
Thank you for taking a peek! Daryle

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    1. Hi Dixie... how wonderful to hear from you! I'm having fun; but missing the "ning" fellowship! Daryle

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  2. They are cute already :o) I've never had any luck with coffee staining, just tea.... and the only time I tried to dry a doll in the oven it caught light!!!

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    1. Yve... I have always preferred coffee-stain over tea. I often "dry" my stained fabric in a low-temp oven or a low-setting microwave; it gives such a rich, time-worn look to the fabric. Daryle P.S. I too have ever had my fabric begin to smolder!

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  3. I adore these little guys. Yes, they DO have personality. I especially love the look that their hats give them.

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    1. Penny... they have been so much fun to work on. My life is far too busy these days; so finding an hour or two to be at my table in our workroom has been a lifesaver! Daryle

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  4. Oh yes! Endearingly characterful. Loving them much!

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  5. Daryle, they are amazing, can't wait to watch them 'become '!Deb xo

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    1. Deb... thank you, thank you for stopping by and leaving a note! Daryle

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