I don't buy much colored paper these days as I enjoy coloring and decorating them a lot myself. It is messy but so worth it. I like having a stack of these to use on various projects. In making these, I have used Ranger's Adirondack Color Wash Sprays, Ranger's Distress reinkers and other dye ink reinkers that I have on hand. I use stencils, blank needlepoint pieces and punchinella to make designs on them. I do it in layers with different colors and stencils. I let one layer dry and then do a different layer till I am happy with them. I am not a good photographer so these are not the best of pictures and there is a lot of shine to them because I mixed Perfect Pearls and/or Pearl Ex with the reinkers. They look much better in person.