Artist Michael Aaron Williams uses antique ledger paper as a canvas for his beautiful coffee and ink paintings. The artist found the vintage paper (dating from the late 1800′s to early 1900′s) in an old abandoned store belonging to his family.
“Coffee is a great medium because it has a natural organic color. It seems to just fit right into the natural colors found in antique paper. It can be used very much like watercolors except it’s less expensive and it smells great!
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.” the artist states.