Have any leftover coffee in the mornings? Even if it's a small amount, why not save it in a tupperware container? When you have accumulated enough to fill a platter, bowl, or pan you can use it to stain paper.
I just purchased a white die cut clock paper and I wanted to "antique" it a bit. I put it onto a plastic platter that was just the right size, and then poured coffee over it. I used copper, espresso, and caramel alcohol inks as well. Just squeeze a few drops onto the paper while swirling the coffee from side to side. Some of the ink drops will make direct contact with the paper and give a cool blotchy stain effect. When I finished this, I just loved the look. I wish I had photographed the die cut before distressing. Trust me, it was bright white! Here are a few pics of the process:
When this was dry, I HAD to use it right away! It was perfect for a photo of old and new friends made at a crop I attended over the weekend! The amazing charm clip on this page was made by one of my newest friends, Nancy. Thank you Nancy! ;)