1. Cut up your brown paper bags. One paper bag should yield 4 "cloths"; two squares (front/back) and two rectangles (sides). 2. Add a little water to your bag. You want it damp, not soaking. 3. Crumple up your paper bag. You want to break down some of the stiffness but you don't want to create holes. 4. Dab off any excess water with a rag or paper towel. 5. Take your black brush pen or Sharpie marker and start laying out your designs. 6. Once all of the black areas of your designs are sketched out you can begin adding your black tempera paint. 7. You can either leave your mud cloth brown (bag color) and black or you can add rust, yellow, and/or white. 8. Once you have painted your base colors, you will set your mud cloths aside to dry before adding the finishing touches. 9. Add details with a white chalk marker or white paint pen. If you are working on a white background (example below) you will add black details with a fine point Sharpie or your black brush pen. 10. Punch two holes in the top of your mud cloth and thread and knot your yarn. 11. You are ready to hang!