Mini Tutorial: Coffee Rings

April 15, 2022  /  by Megan Biffert

Open sketchbook showing a watercolor sketch of mountains

Grab your cup of coffee and relax while you paint these watercolor coffee rings.

Trying to create an actual coffee ring onto your sketchbook can get rather messy. Painting them is not only fun but also gives you more control of the outcome!

Lately I’ve enjoyed painting coffee rings in my sketchbook as an accent or for a layering effect. You could paint them into your sketches or journal pages for a whimsical touch. Or you could layer a whole bunch on a sheet of paper to create a unique piece of art! I’m sure you’ll find all sorts of fun ways to use these in your artwork.

Materials You’ll Need:

• A round watercolor brush with a pointed tip

• Watercolor paints in various shades of brown

• Watercolor paper

• A pencil

About Megan

Megan Biffert is the owner and creator behind Hey There Chickadee. Ink and watercolor art her go-to art mediums. She not only sketches and paints on a regular basis, but also offers classes and inspiration to those who want to create their own art. Her greatest delight in operating Hey There Chickadee is seeing others discover joy, creativity, and community through drawing and painting!

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