Have you ever tried to paint with coffee? Julie grabbed a jar of instant coffee and created her own paints to make this fun, mono-chromatic coffee scented card!
I’ve seen it done, and wanted to try for myself so I raided my pantry for some instant coffee! This project turned out so cute and I love that my studio smelled like coffee as I was playing around—the finished card also smells of coffee—gosh that’s a heavenly scent to receive when you open the envelope! Coffee-lovers, am I right?!
- Mix varying ratios of hot water to instant coffee granules to create different intensities of coffee paint; the more diluted with water, the lighter the color and the “thicker” the coffee, the more concentrated the color. Hot water also helps the coffee to dissolve better/faster.
- Thin/paler coffee moves and paints a lot like watercolor paints do; thicker coffee does not have the same flow, and paints more like an acrylic paint might.
- Even when dry, “painted” coffee can be reactivated with water and you can use a clean wet paint brush to lift out excess coffee or create patterns in what you’ve already painted.
- Thick/dark coffee will dry shiny; thin/paler coffee will dry with a matte finish.