My turn to show a technique and I am going to use the CB Book Kit-Mini: The George with mostly inks but with a little dry brush paint.
I have used black ink to coat all the inner pages of the mini and used some Smooch ink on the one side of the flower cut, just for added colour. On the cover and back cover I have used red paint and dry brushed it roughly over the damask engraved side of the cover.
I left it to dry, then, using a sponge dauber I inked over the red with black ink, very roughly and light in some areas and heavier in others. Then using some gold ink (I have used Smooch) I used another dauber and rubbed it roughly over the front and back cover to give it an antique feel.
I found this a wonderful MiniBook to do as it is small but still big enough to hold the memories and tell the story. So crack out the paints and inks and get into it!