Coffee painting

United States
January 9, 2007 1:57pm CST
I love coffee! Recently, I started painting with it with really beautiful results. I found the best coffee to use for painting is instant in which I will take 3 parts coffee to every 1 part of water. What you are doing here is making a kind of water color base. Use water as a tint to lighten your base as you paint. The result is a really beautiful sepia effect.
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@missytia (387)
• Australia
9 Jan 07
That is very clever! You can have beautiful paintings that smell wonderful too. I remember in high school in my textiles class. We had to dye some fabrics using different resourses other than purchased fabric dyes. One of my samples was coffee. It was a lovely colour and I could use it for tie dying too. I was the only one in the class that used the idea. My teacher said it was a fantastic idea and very inventive. Keep up the work. Maybe you will be able to share some of your paintings her on mylot in some of your posts or even your profile page.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I did try to add a picture to my original post, but for some reason it didn't show up. I will go ahead and change my profile picture so you can see one of my paintings.
@missytia (387)
• Australia
9 Jan 07
I had a look at your profile page. You are very talented. Keep it up. Please keep us updated with your paintings. Have a nice day.
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
13 Jan 07
I was reading the responses to your post and saw that you said you would change your profile picture to one of your paintings. Is your current picture one of your paintings? If so, you are very talented!
• United States
13 Jan 07
Yeah, my avitar is one of my paintings. Thank you for the kind words!
• Canada
14 Jan 07
What a cool idea. I had never heard of this, but I imagine it would be beautiful. I'll have to try it sometimes. I love coffee though, and I'm afraid that I'd drink all of my paint before I had the chance to create anything with it. LOL
@k3tk3t (3134)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
really?nice...cool
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Wow that's really awesome. My nephew is turning into quite the little artist at 8 yrs old. I will let my sister in law know and she can let him try it. Your rose is beautiful, what talent you have.