studies of a crumpled sheet of white paper rendered in complimentary colors. seaweed display using the painted paper. once they had their picture the way they liked them we crumpled them up into a ball; pressing tightly to assure that there would be wrinkle lines left . \u201csea wall\u201d 8\u2033 x 14\u2033 ink on rice paper. we didn\u0027t have any brown paint, so i mixed yellow with purple you can basically mix any primary color with its complementary color. when you have painted an area larger than your piece of black paper lay it down and rub a bit, especially the edges. when is crumpled paper more than a discarded item?. take a piece of wax paper that is a bit larger than your black paper and crumple. we then flattened the paper back out and washed over the whole thing using a single shade of watercolors. sheet of old watercolor crumpled paper \u2014 stock photo. painting with crumpled aluminum foil- process art.