these are some more of the handpainted greeting cards i made for the craft it forward movement on facebook.
i always keep my papers from painting demos that i give, complete with splatters and experimental brush strokes and color blends. i also use up any leftover paint from projects by painting random patterns on scraps of watercolor paper and cardstock. no paint ever goes to waste!
then whenever i need a nice background paper for an atc or greeting card, i have lots to work with. by cropping "scrap paintings" into smaller sections and adding a little embellishment, i am often pleasantly surprised with the designs that emerge!