Here's another way to recycle our scratch paper. You know, the messy sheets of paper we have after testing ink colours, stamping off, testing a stamp alignment....whatever you can't do on your project first.
The first time I did this technique, I tried it with magazine pages because random splotches of colour were what I needed for the background. Now, my scratch sheets fill that need. The paper alone is too lightweight so I glue it to a piece of cardstock. Same goes if you're using magazine pages. Gluesticks work nicely for this, just give them a few minutes to dry a bit.
Put this piece through an embossing folder, then lightly sand the tops. Your sanded design should turn white or very light. Dust it off, then drag a Distress ink pad across - the sanded tops should catch the ink and develop a nice design with colour in the low spaces. Kinda, sorta like stained glass. Black ink would be even more distinctive. Try it and let me know :)
Thanks for looking!