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Painting with Coffee by Gold-Seven Painting with Coffee by Gold-Seven
So here, as promised, is my coffee painting tutorial! I actually haven't found any on the web that went much further than "Make coffee. Paint." And there's so much interesting stuff going on with the medium, it's well worth investigating further! So, have fun!

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Background texture from [link]

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Note #1: Yes, it smells nice, but the smell soon evaporates. ;)

Note#2: Oh my God. Front page, and so many comments. :wow: Please forgive me if I don't manage to reply too soon! For questions regarding subject matter, printers and such, could I be so bold as to direct you to my FAQ on my blog? Thank you!

Note #3 Now a DD? You. Guys. Are. Bonkers. Thank you so much: ~Silenceheard and ^Elandria!
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Given 2012-08-16
[Stock & Resources] Painting with Coffee by =Gold-Seven The suggester states "=Gold-Seven does a wonderful job of explaining the basics of painting with coffee as a medium as well as what to expect, from how to care for your brushes to creating different textures. I would highly recommend this tutorial for anyone wishes to paint with coffee." ( Suggested by Silenceheard and Featured by Elandria )
Energyzed Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist I know I'm two years late on finding this, but I got curious about how to paint with coffee. While I'm horrible with painting mediums period I am definitely willing to try this out sometime! ;P I would also like to share it on my school's facebook page for other students to view if that's ok with you? I go to an art school in Colorado, and I'm sure others would love this as much as I did :D
TamilaB Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! This is awesome <3
I have one question though, I have been using coffee a little and I just can't seem to be able to make it as dark as you. I don't have instant coffee so, maybe that's why? If you know anything that could help I would appreciate knowing hehe ^.^
Congratulations on the daylydeviation :3
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! The answer is definitely the instant coffee. ;) 
TamilaB Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay thank you! :3 I'll try it out as soon as I buy some ^.^
DoomsdaySketch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best thing I have ever seen! I have never heard of someone painting with coffee, and I want to try the idea out for myself now!
Thank you so much for this!
Mizantroop Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Your tutorial is clear, and the pictures are beautiful! Sure that I'll try this soon as I can!
Sacra-Rhiannon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love coffee to make my art with words Never thought something like this could be possible, this is just amazing!!!! I love it!!
Norowa-reta Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Uwielbiam ,kocham to mało powiedziane ,podziwiam Cie <3
theOlven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I've just found myself returning to your coffee tutorial again and again. It's simply awesome! :)
I haven't tried it myself and I would love to but I'm afraid of the coffee simply fading from the paper over time since it's not lightfast and it's also quite acidic. I know coffee painting is all about the nice smell and passion for the thing but I was wondering, is there some hue in watercolors that would create similar wonderful tones? :)
Thanks in advance!
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You'd have to use different colours and allow them to mix on the paper. A combination of Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna and Sepia ought to do the trick. But of course, coffee behaves differently from watercolours.
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