OK so I hardly ever do swaps these days but I got all hyped when I heard about this Fat Book Swap....then the clincher we had to do 120 pages! I must admit most of the time it was tons of fun. So the swap had to be a technique using homemade, cheep or recycled art supplies.
So here is the technique: I took paint I bought eons ago from the hardware store ......yes house paint:>) Let that dry then used a 2nd color, put it on with an old credit card then take a comb or anything and run it through scraping off the top layer of paint where the comb hits, let that dry completely.
Cut out a recognisable picture from an old magazine, turn it over....is it recognizable? If so use it. Hold it down or tape it with re-positional tape or glue. Take a stencil brush and dip it in gesso then take much of it off on a paper towel, brush in a feather motion away from the center, go around the entire image. Take off stencil and let dry.