OK. I said I was going to do it and I finally am. I got out some watercolor paper today and made my daily pot of coffee. I took yesterday's grinds and sprinkled them on a piece of the paper to get it started. I'm going to spend the next few days working on painting with coffee. Anyone want to join me so we can bounce some ideas off each other? If you've already tried this and have some tips please feel free to share them with me. I would hate to waste a good pot of coffee =)

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Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 15, 2013 at 4:04pm

Thanks Susanne, I'll have to pick up a bit of instant today. I used grounds yesterday to get some initial color. I had to rewet them a few times. I thought I would start "intiuitively" like we did with the watercolor atcs. I put a lot of coffee grounds on one and a few on the other. So far it appears as though one piece has a big face on it and the other has a little boy by a creek bed in the forest. LOL...or maybe I'm just seeing things!  Today I plan on applying the coffee itself as paint. So I think I'll post these WIP for feed back. Here I go holding my nose and diving in!!!

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 16, 2013 at 2:55pm

Ok, so here is the second installment. I've added a bit more coffee to this one. After I get my "chores" done today, I'll start back with some darker(thicker) coffee and see what that does. I haven't started on the other one yet. I still haven't figured out what the little boy is looking at LOL

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 16, 2013 at 6:26pm

OH MY YES! It was so hard to let go on those, but see what you started!!!  As for the whale, well I actually see the big bubbling creek going behind him so if if put one in front of him also then he will be stranded...and well we just can't have that....

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 17, 2013 at 3:31pm

started on my little boy, except....I think he may actually be a she. Not sure how this is going to turn out

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 17, 2013 at 3:32pm

Here's a closer view of the child. Now I think there's  a little pony beside him!

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 17, 2013 at 4:51pm

That might be fun to do this fall/winter when it cools off! 

I think it's cool how the child if appearing one piece at a time. I stare at it  once in a while and see something new appear and then try to quickly fill it in before it disappears.

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on July 17, 2013 at 4:51pm

*is* appearing

Comment by Michelle Olson on August 26, 2013 at 8:47pm

LOVE this!  I tried this with regular coffee grinds and it was not very successful.  I will definitely try it with instant coffee.  I work with some very creative seniors and they may get a kick out of this new "medium"!  I will post pics!  Thanks for the inspiration! 

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on August 29, 2013 at 2:41am

Thanks Michelle, I started off with grinds but finally moved to instant after talking to Susanne. I'm still working on and off with these two. For the Vacation atc swap I made my atcs with coffee. They are both part of the landscape in Palo Duro Canyon here in Texas. This one is called "The Lighthouse". 

Comment by Stacy Woolsey on August 29, 2013 at 2:42am

This one is called the "Spanish Skirts" if I remember right.


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