Term: 2 Year: 2006
Diffusion paper is fantastic to work with and creates some terrific results , but what if we were to use something
similar that has been donated to the art room – would the results be the same?
Coffee Filters! Same absorbency and diffusion but free- and an interesting shape. By cutting off the sewn edge of
the filters we ended up with the semi- circular shape which in turn gave us the circular display option.
- Water Soluble textas were used to colour the coffee filter.
- Water was then carefully applied to blend and bleed the colours together giving beautiful mixtures of tone and
tertiary colours we couldn’t imagine were created!
- Colour could still be applied to the wet paper and changes were instantaneous.
- This colour and water application continued over two one hour sessions with care being taken not to make the
finished piece too ‘muddy’.
- Black cover paper ‘bars’ were then carefully cut and applied in a design to enhance the overall
- The final display was completed by positioning the filters together to create the circles. This looks wonderful
displayed on windows to get the light reflecting from behind.
Lisa James – Art Specialist
Diamond Creek East Primary School