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Unread 01-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #1
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Challenge Title: But first, coffee.
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Happy Mix-Ability day! It's Friday, and who knows but that you're dragging a little and ready for the weekend. What will perk you up? Coffee! Today I want us to try a technique I've always wanted to try - painting with coffee.


You can work with regular or instant coffee - I chose instant coffee because it was easy to mix with a small amount of water, and easy to control the ratios for lighter and darker concentrations. I filled a well of my palette about 1/2 full with the instant coffee powder, and then added water with a dropper until it was mixable. For a lighter color, I took some of the concentrated mixture and added more water in a second well.



Once the coffee is mixed, you can paint with it like you would a watercolor medium. Work from light to dark, and layer different shades of coffee paint to create depth.



Spritz with water to spread the color further or to create a wash for a background.


The color will lift with water, so you can remove areas of your painting if you like, or splatter water over the panel for a speckled effect.

Remember, for your project to truly qualify as mixed media, you need to use at least 2 different types of art media. You can click HERE for a list of supplies you could choose from. If you want to start these challenges in the pages of an art journal instead of a card, or on scrapbook pages, or on 3D items - please know - ANYTHING is welcome! We want you to learn and enjoy!

Please remember to put in the correct keyword (MIX157) when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos. Then come back to this thread and paste a link to the card in your gallery so we can all ooh and ahhh! Go forth and create!
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SOOOO awesome.
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FABULOUS coffee painting! Love the variation of colors you have achieved. Thanks for the fun challenge.
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Can't wait to try this! The gallery is going to be gorgeous!!!
Dina I LOVE all of your mug art!!!!!
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WOW!! You can paint with anything. You're fabulous. Love to see your work. :>)
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Amazing! Your coffee card is wonderful. I will play sometime today with this and see what happens.
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Thanks, Dina...you are the best. Here is my card.
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What a great idea. Dini, your work is stellar. Thanks
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MIX157: Dina asked us to paint in coffee (my owl (light brown) parts is coffee). Second thing I did was paper piece the eyes and beak. Also chalked in the sky and clouds.

F4A310: Dawn asked us to use Zentangle images - my owl speaks for itself in this area.

Both were great challenges today!

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Thanks for the challenge Dina!! A little more coffee than usual in the craft room. :>) Delphinium by Luv Flowers - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I am so excited I had the chance to play today! YUMMY challenge!!! My room smelled so good!

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Dini ~ What a creative challenge! It was fun. I think I'll need to have a second cup of this one. Thank you!

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That was sooooooo much fun Dina. Thank you!

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This one kept me literally "Grounded" for awhile. Thanks for the buzz.

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Here's mine: drip coffee.
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I finally tried this! The museum pieces of Asian art was a great inspiration from today's IC. Thanks Dina for the fun challenge!
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What a fun technique Dina and my craft room smells like a starbucks

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Very interesting media to use Dina! Here's my card Peaceful Pagoda by Covington Crafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers I shaded the watercolor paper with coffee and used it to add details and make touch ups. I used fiber and a wooden embellishment to complete.
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Can't wait to try this! The gallery is going to be gorgeous!!!
Dina I LOVE all of your mug art!!!!!
Not only going to be gorgeous, it's going to smell good, too
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I had lots of fun with this one. I didn't have instant coffee, so I dealt with a few coffee grounds. It kind of makes me want to play with real watercolors.
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Fun challenge, I even managed to stamp with coffee! I'll be round to look at others soon but in the meantime, here's mine...

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Fun challenge, Dina -

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I'm way late to the challenge but here it is...
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