My friend Joanna introduced me to a product called Yupo.
It is a plastic-like watercolor paper, sort of like a thick vellum. The paints just slide around everywhere and it makes for some interesting effects. It can also be stitched, and here are 3 small fiber art pieces that I made recently. The pear and its leaves are Yupo painted with watercolors. The legs, head, and tail of the turtle are Yupo stamped with Adirondak (alcohol) Inks, and the Grafitti piece (I seem to be into grafitti lately) was done with watercolor paints, and then sprayed with airbrush spraypaint. If you want to try something different, it's a great product - but definitely NOT for the control freak!