Wow, what great ideas from Somerset Magazines! Just to see the color ideas and textures other artists use is amazing!
New Idea: after you cut out words from paper or vintage papers, antique the edges with inks, charcoal or burn the edges. Apply bees wax to your main project. Lay your words down that you have aged with the above mediums, lay them in the order you would like on the surface of the bees wax and heat with your heat gun or blow dryer. The wax will melt around the paper. Your wax and aged paper will become a definite color: a sepia and aged look for color. You can add color with your soft water oil pastels and blend with your fingers.