What you need is an old credit card, some acrylic paint, a spray bottle of water, and recycled paper. Then you scrape paint your paper with one coat of colour and spray it with some water. When you scrape away the water after a few seconds you will create the coolest pattern ever! I really like the look of it. Then repeat as many times as you want, for a layered look.
I have sprayed water before but then only blotting it away with paper towels. Scraping with a credit card makes the whole process easier and more fun.
I like to paint my own decorative papers. These are going to be made into a book soon.
Using a card and a spray bottle of water together was inspired by and found in a this painting tutorial that Jessica (of Paint. paper. play. blog) linked me to in the comments. You should try it too, it was fun!
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