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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]

Finished image:

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 )
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.
Ljoewing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cool tutorial!!!
RapunzelSkywalker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow! Can't believe you made THAT with COFFEE! that's so cool!! :happybounce: 
SHer-5 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Bet it smells good
PillowRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You, miss, are amazing.
5Happy5 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! As a caffine addict I really want to try this, althought the chances of me putting my paintbrush into the coffee I'm drinking will increase loads, but it wont matter as much, cos it's coffee (I have no idea how many times I've got paint in my coffee!)
Thanks for the tutorial :D
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013   General Artist
Coffee is not light-fast so a finished painting couldn't be hung on a wall. Is there anyway to make the finished painting last longer and become light-fast.

One of my commissions was painted with coffee, I went ahead and got a frame for it with the intention of putting it up on a wall. But.. it wont last for long will it? :noes:
Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
There are fixatives that enhance light-fastness, as well as UV-proof glass frames. I haven't trusted any of them so far - for commissions, I don't use fugitive media, period :) You might try one or both of these, though.
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