A few years ago I dyed some paper. I scrunched it up and soaked it in fabric dye. I ended up with the most wonderful collection of paper. Great color, great texture. I just love these papers. The problem was I no longer have those dyes so I could not recreate the papers. They became too precious to use. Silly, I know. I know we all do that though.
The light bulb came on. I could color copy them! tada now I feel free to use them. I actually really like the idea of color copying my work. It allows me to take an idea further without wrecking the original.