We started with a piece, ATC size, of Ranger white Gloss paper on a non stick craft sheet. I tried another white glossy paper but got much better results with Ranger. We spritzed the Ranger Colorwash, two or three colors, onto the glossy paper holding the Colorwash bottle fairly close to the paper for more intense color. We spritzed a couple times with water in a mister bottle to get some blending. Then we laid a paper towel, textured side down, onto the colorwashed glossy paper to get this:
The next technique began the same way except instead of laying the paper towel on the colorwashed glossy paper we wadded the paper towel up and began dabbing. Here's the result with a little dabbing:
Here's a lot of dabbing:
Here's no dabbing:
You can get all kinds of different looks by just playing around. And don't forget to use the overspray, too. You can dab the paper towel in the overspray and then dab into a tag for this look:
Or you can do what I call the "swoosh" by pressing the tag into the overspray, twisting a little (the tag, that is) and lift the tag up while moving it along the craft sheet for this look:
And don't forget to use that colorful paper towel!
Just let it dry. Separate the plys. Rub glue stick all over a piece of cardstock, lay one ply of the paper towel on top and roll a brayer all over. Trim the excess paper towel off for this:
Now we all have lots of backgrounds to use AND we all had inky fingers!