Introduction: Making Oil Paint With Coffee! 3 Ingredients...

Making Oil Paint from instant Coffee.

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon instant coffee, 3 tablespoons baby oil, 1 tablespoon lotion.

First, add 3 tablespoons baby oil to 1 tablespoon of instant coffee powder Then mix the ingredients.

I've attempted to paint with just those two ingredients,

however the results were underwhelming... Gritty and watery, that was the result; the image of the smiley face with a soaked background was the result of the two ingredient mixture of coffee + baby oil.

So, I drained out some of the baby oil, then added about 1 tablespoon of lotion to the mix, and mixed the mixture.

And then the mixture acted much more like actual paint!

Smooth and thick, that was the result; the images of the smiley faces and coffee mug with a lesser soaked background were the result of the three ingredient mixture of coffee + baby oil + lotion.

You may double dip the paint stick and or mix the stick to get the paint more thick.

Also, you may omit the baby oil, and just use lotion and coffee powder, the result may be better, and easier.

Enjoy, and thanks for viewing!


Paper, instant coffee, baby oil, lotion, paint brush, measuring spoon/best guess.

Please note that I doubled the copy paper I painted onto.

The Coffee I used was: Nescafe Clasico Dark Roast Coffee.

The Baby Oil I used was: Johnson's Baby Oil, pure mineral oil, original.

And, The Lotion I used was: Lubriderm daily moisture lotion.

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