These coffee filters sat on my kitchen counter for months after I played inks with them until finally one of my two postcard groups initiated a Cloth/Paper/Scissors exchange. I added flowers, butterflies, cats, beads- and then couldn't bear to send them out because I liked them too much! (I'll get over it eventually...) After posting pictures on our group websites, I received many compliments and much attention, which pleased me immensely. I am such a solitary artist that I rarely anticipate others' responses to what I make. My only intention was to share so that others might be inspired to play. What fun! My process:
I pressed some round coffee filters to make them lie flat. Placed them 4 or 5 to a stack of 3-4 paper plates (to catch excess ink). Dripped colored inks in different patterns onto the filters. Let them dry. Ironed each one between paper towels to blot and set colors. Cut to size, bonded to interfacing. Added thermal-bond backed flowers, butterflies, etc. and beads. That's it!