Finally a DIY, right? It is so nice to get back into the swing of things after things slowing down at my day job:) So today I wanted to show you all how to do some easy and all natural paper staining. Most of this stuff might even be laying around your house right now!
I used beet juice, which I got from just boiling beets in water for dinner and using the water after I was done. I also used coffee, this I got from soaking the already used coffee grinds from our morning coffee in a simmering pot of water. After it has sat for a while you can strain the grinds out and use the juice left behind.
So all you will want to do is simply submerge some paper into both types of dye. I used drawing paper because it is textured but not so textured as watercolor paper, but any kinda of textured paper will work great! Don't be scared to sort of crinkle up the paper because this adds some interesting patterns to the way the dye dries. If you want more of a uniform look try and keep your paper flat.
Once you are done with this just lay them out to dry. I used my oven racks, which seemed to work great, although the racks did leave some line marks on the paper. I have seen some people even bake their paper on a low heat. You can play around with this part and see what works best.
This stained paper works great for letter writing or even as a gift when paired with pretty paper like shown above. I hope you'll give it a try!
How is everyone's week going? I cleaned my whole house yesterday and it feels so good to have everything all tidy! I am excited to get home today after work and crochet my little hands off:)