I have done paintings and drawing with natural pigments from grinding earth, spices (cumin) etc. leaves berries, coffee, just by adding white glue and water on canvas. these were a lot of fun and the kids came up with good ideas. They were non-objective.
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> On 8/3/06, Sue Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> coffee - fantastic results - used instant coffee - will do this again
i once did a drawing lesson giving the kids brown ink and really strong
coffee (leftovers from the teachers lounge carafes) on oak tag. the
drawings were exquisite! when the coffee brown ink blended on the
smooth surface of the oak tag, it resulted in this beautiful coppery
color. i think we used q-tips, skewers, feathers and bamboo pens.
linda in mich