I'm kind of torn by this one...I actually think it's gorgeous both ways (before & after being painted)!

Fond de page en patouille sur du carton ondulé. -- creating texture, then unifying the look with color. ~ they make it look so easy

MARTHA MOMENTS: Suminagashi: The Art of Floating Ink

Easy Marbling Tutorial + Martha Stewart Living Giveaway - Flax & Twine DIY Ladder different dyeing methods

portrait and insect art - Google Search

These sketchbook pages include observational drawings, dresses and fabric experiments (including distressed materials) that are inspired by insects.