Take one pair of laddered tights, a piece of paper and some inks and paints.........and look at the exciting effects you can produce!
These rainbow pictures were created with a pair of old tights (yes, seriously!). I ripped the tights to create long ladders and holes of varying sizes (very satisfying process in itself!) and then fastened the fabric with sticky tape across a previously stretched, dampened sheet of heavy-weight watercolour paper. Next, I poured acrylic and watercolour inks and added brushloads of watercolours randomly across the paper as the fancy took me! I then used a spray bottle to disperse the colours. The photos above were taken whilst the pigments were still very wet.
When completely dry, I removed the tights and cut some of the paper strips and the remainder into smaller squares and rectangles. Subtle patterns remained on the paper.