I have made collages before but not exactly like this one. Most of the papers I used are painted by me. I enjoy the layering and moving paint around to see what colors and textures will show through in the process. I discovered what Citrasolv does to National Geographic photos and this includes some of those papers as well. That was a fun experiment except for all of the honey bees that it attracted. I have lots of other things stashed away to play with including a paper making kit that a friend found at a garage sale. All I need is a old blender to start making my own papers. There are not enough hours in the day.