Tweaked watercolor backgrounds

Create an interesting background for journaling by layering 2-3 different colors of watercolor on a slightly damped page. Use plenty of water so that there are puddles of color on the page. Then sprinkle table salt onto the page and allow to dry naturally (do not force dry with a hairdryer). The salt will produce an interesting pattern in the watercolor and add texture. Repeat the process using a different combination of colors. Part of the fun is discovering the color combinations that you like.

Do a watercolor wash with 2-3 colors and then splatter bits of watercolor on top by scrubbing a wet toothbrush in the paint and then zinging the paint across the page.