Amazing Portrait Painting using Coffee and 100 Year Old Paper.
Michael Aaron Williams uses paper from old 1920′s ledger books as the canvas and coffee mixed with ink to create these beautiful portrait printing images!
“I also use some ink for the darker areas because one drawback of coffee is that it can get brittle and shiny when you make it too dark so it helps troubleshoots this problem. It can get a little stickier than watercolor but you get used to it.”
Just as unique as the medium Williams used, is the canvas. The artist found the vintage paper in an old abandoned Appalachian store that was owned by his great and great, great grandparents. “These pages have been laying in this old building for 100 years. Time has added years and years of character to the paper, so when I paint on them, it enhances the character of the artwork itself.”
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Amazing Portrait Painting using Coffee and 100 Year Old Paper: