Start by taking text printed pages from vintage books and give them some color. Using inexpensive acrylic paints, squirt a line at the top of the book page and drag the color down with a plastic gift card or old credit card. Watery, inexpensive acrylic paints work best for this...save your expensive acrylics for a later step. make a bunch like this with bright and dark colors. rip the pages up and make a patchwork page of the ripped pieces.