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Coffee Painting
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Tried my hand at coffee painting! It turned out quite nicely.

Coffee is a great medium to paint with; it's very forgiving, and easy to correct mistakes. You do need a quite dark and strong coffee to get the dark hues, and paint multiple layers. If you want the dark-border effect, wet your surface with the coffee, and then gently add more coffee with your brush in the wet area. Coffee/water has a pretty strong surface tension, so you can add quite a lot. When it's dried completely, you get the lovely dark edges :)
To create the white areas, just re-wet the surface, and remove the water with a tissue. If you add a drop of water and let it dry, you get a white area with a dark edge. If you drop water on a coffee-wet surface, you get the effect I made on the right border.

- really strong coffee (I think my roommates left a cup of coffee in the pot, and forgot to turn the heater off... When I found it the next morning there was only half a cup left ;) )
- Brushes (a fine one and a slightly larger one)
- Canvas board (really cheap stuff..)
- water
- tissues (mine had dalmatians on it. Not that it matters, just thought it was nice to add)
Image size
2504x2015px 1.28 MB
HTC Desire S
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 30, 2013 12:04:12 PM +00:00
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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kerry483|Hobbyist General Artist
This is really really cool. I would never have thought of using coffee to paint :)
It turned out wonderfully.
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