This was a dollar store find so I was not going to lose a lot to take the package home. It was really nice heavy paper. Here's another set of blah paper which I have given new life. The original paper is cream with matte and shiny stripes - the sample on the right. I applied a few drops Nick Bantock ink to it with a bit of water and a paint brush. Mostly it repelled the mixture. Once I had printed another sheet of paper (see that later) from it, I wiped it down to reveal what was left behind. Despite feeling like not much had happened I did have color. Yeah!
I was expecting it to take the color much more and I would have dramatic contrast. I'm going to use the brown and the red for fall cards for my Card Club in September.