Art Journal: Tea Party Rev 1.1

"A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins."
~Charles Lamb

18x24" strathmore watercolor paper, ephemera, golden heavy bodied acrylics, paint roller

So big. So fun. First layer was simply lime acrylic paint; the next layer was collage. Somewhere, there will be journaling. Or maybe in the little tea bag pocket I attached!

A note about brayers. For this project I used disposable mini paint rollers from Home Depot. It's technically not a brayer, but it does roll around. It's fuzzy so it absorbs paint and so if you want to create grunge ffects with a semi-dry brayer, it's not feasible. The handles are cheap plastic, so they would not take force. I will stick with Speedball Soft Rubber Brayers; I have 3 of the 2" brayers, so that I can work in multiple colors at once. When I had just one, I washed quickly w/dish soap, easy peasy, then switched colors.

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