Tear papers; stick w Matte Medium or Mod Podge; dry; lightly stamp/distress pad 2 swipe spots; add paint w brush or brayer; uneven layers or transparent paint show paper under; pencil draw focal; use gesso 2 mask areas or + lighter color paints on top; use brushes, fingers, stencils, sponges, etc 2 add paint around focal; Add charcoal, pastels, colored pencils; Seal w Liquitex matte spray.
DIY Hand Made Paper I just did this using paper from my shredder & lint from the dryer (clothing fibers). It came out great! Now I can scrapbook and make my own cards without spending extra money on paper. You can add glitter, liquid starch to prevent the ink from bleeding on the paper, die& dried herbs for fragrance/color etc. Have fun!