|I've crumpled the wrapping paper and am preparing to apply two coats of walnut ink. I'm assuming any brown ink will work as well. Apply your ink to only one side. This is important.|
|Here the paper has dried after both coats of ink. IRL this side looks more flat brown than it appears in this image.|
|This is the flip side and the side you want to use. It looks a little batik-y.|
|This is the appearance after a coat of acrylic medium is applied. I've taken a crop off an earlier collage to show you the effect.|
Always on a quest for interesting and/or unique collage papers I'm finding brown wrapping paper excellent for various treatments. I've put together a short photo demo of my take on 'faux' distressed leather.