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Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby sweetener » 19 Dec 2010, 08:50

Is it possible that we use coffee as watercolors? I thought about this because coffee on shirts will leave stains. I will experiment on this and see what I will come up with. I'm not an artist though so I'm not sure if I can make a masterpiece.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby Icemocha » 20 Dec 2010, 18:24

This post reminded me or something I found earlier on the internet.

Just look at this link:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Taking-Coffee-A ... Next-Level

It's amazing that someone could make such detailed pieces of art out of coffee, but it's very possible. I only wish that I had that much talent to try something like that.

If you make something sweetener, show it off! I'd love to take a peek!
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby maria » 21 Dec 2010, 04:29

Yeah, I think there's nothing impossible in painting with coffee. There are certain techniques which only painters know, I think. But if make a bold coffee you could also try your artist skills :d
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby maria » 21 Dec 2010, 04:30

Oh, and I forgot to tell, Icemocha: the pictures are great! \m/
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby sweetener » 23 Dec 2010, 00:16

Those are truly works of art. I was thinking about abstract art and just scroll the brush on a drawing pad without thinking too much about the details. I can never replicate the paintings that are posted on that website.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby MaCoffee » 26 Mar 2011, 11:36

Wow, I've never thought about using coffee as paint before! I knew you could use it to stain stuff for mixed media collages/scrapbooking/etc, but paint? Definitely checking out that Hubpages page! Thanks for the link and the idea. :D
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby HCafe » 28 Mar 2011, 01:15

I was intrigued by the topic so I did extra readings. Indeed there are coffee artists who use coffee as painting medium, one goes by the name of Karen Eland. Her love of coffee led to a collection of coffee paintings. Here is one of her works, inspired by Da Vinci's famous creation and aptly titled Mona Latte.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby Vulcanit » 07 Jun 2011, 06:42

I would have never thought of that on my own! What a wonderful idea) You should show us your pictures painted with coffee is you get to make some.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby LottaLatte » 20 Jun 2011, 08:05

Hcafe and Sweetener- Thanks for sharing the links and photos! Truly impressive artwork. The topic really intrigued me, and during my research I came across a fantastic video on artists Angel Sarkela-Saur and Andrew Saur and their Coffee Art Exhibition:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNZMwj83hg
Pretty amazing work!
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby BostonBean » 27 Jun 2011, 05:48

I had no idea that coffee could be used as an artistic medium to such great effect. I had only heard of coffee being used in art to stain things to make them look aged. I am really impressed by the art work shown in the links. If I was an artist, I would try this.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby Ailee » 22 Apr 2012, 19:14

Yes, it is possible to use coffee as water colors. I read an article about that, she used coffee as a water color. She used decaf or regular, but in instant form, cheap 99 cent store coffee. She used it like a water color, just add water to dilute and layer for stronger values or use very heavy mixture.



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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby Java12 » 19 May 2012, 10:17

I am pretty sure that you can; however, being limited to the color brown would start to get kinda boring after a little while, yes?
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby jesse » 20 May 2013, 04:57

It could work as a stain on your dress but it won't be as vivid and bright as a watercolor could be.
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Re: Using Coffee as Watercolors

Postby PepetheCoffeeManiac » 23 Jul 2013, 03:11

Google Andrea Mulder-Slater, she has some awesome coffee watercolor pictures!
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