Yesterday, whilst I sat in the studio wondering what the topic of today's Watercolor Wednesday would be, I remembered the spin art machine that I found in a thrift store many years ago. This toy is probably one of the best things I've ever found in a thrift store: $4.00 for a brand new gizmo that allows me to apply paint to spinning paper. Simple, silly fun.
I've used this machine with tempera and acrylics paints and while spinning, the colors don't mix much as they are too busy drying. Watercolors on the other hand, stay nice and wet, allowing the colors to blend and push into one another, creating energetic lines that spin out from the center as if electrified. I can't wait to use these pieces in my journals!