OK, here is what I did with the papers that resulted from Playing With Ink. First I made at least a dozen 7"x7" backgrounds using only black acrylic paint. For some I applied the paint straight up, then did a wash of it by adding water. For a person who loves color, I sure am enjoying this black and white thing!
I just wanted to show one of them at a larger size.
So then I cut and tore up all of the ink experimental "drawings" I did, and added one, and in some cases two pieces of collage to these black and white backgrounds.
This one I did on a white background.
We'll be doing some of this sort of thing in my Collage Journeys in Vermont workshop this August. We'll learn loads of techniques for painting papers and building a stash of collage materials, and then focus on the foundations of abstract composition. We'll include at least one session of "collage marathon", in which we make collage after collage after collage: don't think, just do, like I did in the above series. See the full description and details here. And feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or suggestions.