Monday, June 18, 2018

I'm Sorry for what I said Before my Coffee Piece with Sandy McTier


I’ll admit… I’m addicted to coffee! I love the smell, the warmth when holding the cup and, of course, the taste!! I also love coffee art and knew I had to do something with these adorable SRTC chipboard coffee/tea pieces.

Prepping the Pieces:

  • Using an IPC Large Oval Foam, paint a thin layer of Gesso over the chipboard; let dry.
  • Load a palette knife with Gesso and scrape over the entire wooden canvas to give it some texture.


  • Spritz the dry surface with water and then using a #14 Wash, slip slap some Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide along the top third.
  • Wipe the brush off. Load with Quinacridone Gold and repeat for the middle section.
  • Wipe the brush off. Load with Raw Umber and finish painting the bottom section.
  • Wipe the brush off. Softly blend where the colours meet. Wipe the brush off often!
  • Let completely dry.





  • Load the stencil brush with Titan Buff and wipe almost all of it off on a paper towel. Using a circular motion, brush over the Zig Zag stencil. Make sure to do the sides as well. Let dry.
  • Load the stencil brush with Carbon Black and wipe most of it off on a paper towel. Repeat the circular motion over the coffee stencil. Load the liner brush with Carbon Black and fill in the bridges to take away the stenciled look.
  • Load the liner brush with Quinacridone Gold and paint a shadow on the words BEFORE and COFFEE.





  • Load the IPC Large Oval Foam with Carbon Black and run across a paper towel to get rid of excess paint. Lightly rub back and forth along the edge to give the top of the canvas a framed in look. Let dry.

  • Load a very wet #14 Wash with Carbon Black. Tap the handle over another brush handle to add splatter here and there. Lightly lay a piece of paper towel over the splatter and lightly press to soften the look. Repeat with Titan Buff and then Cobalt Teal Hue.
  • Paint the coffeepot and cup with Extreme Sheen Vintage Brass. Let dry.
  • Load the toe of a damp 3/8" Angle with Raw Umber and shade around the shape to give the chipboard pieces some dimension. Let dry.



  • Load the Medium Mezzaluna with Titan Buff and wipe almost all of the paint off on a paper towel. Dry brush some highlights on the coffee pot, front of cup and on the steam. Load the liner brush with Titan Buff. Paint a small highlight on the dry brushed areas.
  • Add a pop dot to the back of each piece and attach to the canvas.
  • Load the toe of a damp 3/8" Angle with Paynes Grey and shade underneath the coffee pot, to the right of the top finial, underneath the cup and handle.
  • Let everything dry.

I think this would be adorable on a tag as well! Hope you enjoy creating this piece!!

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:

Tea Time Chipboard set

Other Supplies Used:

- Surface: 10x10 Wooden Canvas –
- Dynasty Brushes – Black Gold #14 Wash, IPC Large Oval Foam, 1/2" Stencil Pro, 3/8" Angle, Medium Mezzaluna and liner brush of choice.
(All available from – use promo code: sandymc for an additional discount)
- Coffee Stencil –
- DecoArt Media Products & Fluid Acrylics – White Gesso, Titan Buff, Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Umber, Carbon Black and Cobalt Teal Hue.
- DecoArt Extreme Sheen – Vintage Brass
- Foam Pop Dots
- Misc. Supplies: Palette Paper and Water Basin

©2018 Before My Coffee, Sandy McTier Designs ~ all rights reserved

Y’all have a GREAT day and Happy Creating!!  Sandy

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