This is a lovely technique the school art teacher Danielle Searles taught Grade 4. Apply coloured textas and then spatter with water until the desired effect is achieved. Cut and glue to make pansy-like flowers. I really like the soft watery effect. You could use this many ways.
Here are Arty’s sketches from the beach the day we did altered books together. He was drawing in a battered copy of King Richard II from the op shop. His drawings bear no relationship to the text except that he has created a few new versions of Richard II.
However, I found it satisfying in some cases to find a few words from the text to make a caption for the pictures.
Wow, what a cliffhanger!