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:
Other Supplies Used:
- Surface: 10x10 Wooden Canvas – www.bearwithusinc.com
- 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 TheBrushGuys.com – use promo code: sandymc for an additional discount)
- Coffee Stencil – www.CreativeArtsLifestyle.com
- 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
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Y’all have a GREAT day and Happy Creating!! Sandy