I found that creating a highly concentrated coffee spray (using instant coffee dissolved in just a little water) produces a lovely, earthy color. Here is a journal spread using coffee spray in the background. The top page is coffee sprayed over a plastic place mat (used as a stencil). Below is another journal spread where I discovered that the coffee will actually lift off the page with a bit of water on a brush.
The wings (pink) were collaged from separate papers, the color on the crown and wings is from watercolor pencils and markers. The coffee spray lifted from the crown and part of the body. For detailed instructions check out the July Adventure Journal newsletter archived on the newsletter page of this website.