March 21, 2013

Cabbage, Coffee Filters and Annie Sloan Leftovers

Do you like my cabbage leaves?

I came about this idea by accident.
I was painting last weekend and had mixed 
Old White, Antibes Green, Chateau Grey and a splash of Duck Egg into the same bowl.
One on top of the other as I layered.
I added a lot of water at the end of the day for a very pale wash.
( Not an overcoat KirbyWan!)

When I finished up, I had a bowl full of manky water.

I've never gotten around to making a coffee filter wreath,
so I grabbed a handful (about half an inch thick) and dunked them in, all the while thinking that 
the paint would make them stick together and I'd have a bunch of nothing.

The next morning, I "peeled" my cabbages and forgot about the wreath entirely.
I hadn't expected a good outcome, so I'm sorry that I have no pictures.
I was very happy with my cabbage leaves.
I will probably tweak them a bit this weekend- will let you know what I come up with.

Grab some coffee filters next time you have a small bit of leftover chalk paint.
See what your imagination stirs up!

We Band of Mothers.

I'll be sending off your bunnies this evening!

Go visit Marianne- you'll love her sense of humor.
She also has a book called Epic Mom- Failing Every Day A Little Bit More Than You, 
which I am thoroughly enjoying.
Our Miss Kirby was an editor.
Yes, we know infamous people!
You may find it on her blog or Amazon.

Congrats, Marianne!

Thanks to all of you for entering!


  1. Your photos are always absolutely beautiful Tina. Cabbage leaves! That is brilliant! I could not tell those were coffee filters. That's really creative. And I love chocolate bunny.

  2. ooooo! I like these! (Then again, I am a big fan of cabbage, being the Polish girl that I am.)

  3. you're too creative for your own good. :)

  4. That is so beautiful!!!

  5. Holy smokes girl! Those are nothing short of awesome. I may try playing around with some of these today...because they are the coolest. ever.

  6. Beautiful! Sometimes the best ideas happen by accident and experimentation. And you have the courage to try new things!

  7. I honestly thought they were real cabbage leaves!

    I LOVE it!

    Know what else I love? Your new profile pic! Very cute!

    House hunting continues...send prayers!



  8. Holly cow! THOSE are phenomenal "cabbage leaves". I am going to shamelessly copy this idea-with credit to you, of course! xo Diana

  9. love the cabbage leaves, tina! congrats to marianne:)

  10. Your cabbage leaves turned out neat! Congrats to Marianne:@)

  11. Cabbage leaves look great! Dropping in as a fellow guest on Kathe's Blog Lovin Blog Hop. Nice to meet you!


  12. Love the cabbage leaves!! Who knew coffee filters could be so versatile?! Clever idea indeed.

    Congratulations to Marianne!

  13. I would first like to thank my agent. And God. And then awesome awesome Tina!!! I never win anything! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

  14. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing AND for the inspiration. love & love, -g-

  15. congrats to the winner!! What a happy accident, the cabbage leaves look terrific. Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  16. 'Hopping over from Silo Hill Farm to check out The Cabbage Leaves... WOW!! That's all I have to say about that! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  17. What a cute accident!! Was over at Silo Hill Farm and saw her version. You two are amazing!

  18. Also say the link on Silo Hill Farm. What a cool accidental project! Just beautiful!

  19. They came out so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan

  20. Would have never thought of it. Love such creative accidental discoveries!

  21. Wow, whodda thunk they would turn out like that! They look awesome!
    Debbie :)

  22. Absolutely beautiful. Excited to be a new GFC follower.

  23. Danni sent me over to take a peek . I like it!

  24. After seeing your leaves and Danni's version, I am giving it a try today. Hope mine are half as nice as what you ladies make.

  25. Silo Hill Farm sent me over to see your cabbage fabulous, what a happy accident indeed!


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