Art Journal: Swirlie Rev 1.1

"Context and memory
play powerful roles
in all the truly great meals
in one's life."
~Anthony Bourdain

18x24" strathmore watercolor paper, ephemera, golden heavy bodied acrylics, alcohol inks

Fresh new fun. A background of heavy bodied acrylics painted with a fuzzy paint brayer, collaged ephemera, swirls of alcohol(ic) inks randomly applied. The 140 lb paper in the large wirebound Strathmore watercolor pad is smooth and dreamy for paint and collage.

Thanks to Aimee of Artsyville for the inky inspiration in her funky inked ceramic tiles. Michaels only had a small selection of inks, the colors were fairly muted; I need to get some bright colors!

Photographed, the page looks a bit overdone and gaudy, but in real life, with these eyes, it looks cool. Check out others from this big journal, including Summer Winds + Watermelon.