I have experimented with papers for the lace imprint paper skulls.
Basic office paper 80 gsm – gives a good bleed impression with the paper but does degrade when wet which makes it harder to add a second layer. I like the reference to being thrown away and office waste though.
Cartridge Paper – is very resilient and stays strong but a bit wobbly with second layer. OK bleed too.
Japanese Sumi-e paper – too absorbent didn’t work at all.
Permajet Portfolio Rag 220 – Really good impression! possibly slightly too thick and pretty expensive slightly yellow colour.
Permajet Portfolio Rag 285 – same as above but thicker still
Permajet Portrait white 285 – Lovely pure white, best impression really lovely dark marks. Too thick and company does not make a lighter product.
Inkjet 200gsm – complete fail. Far too absorbent and impossible to get any bleed at all.
Heavy cartridge paper – great bleed, strong and resilient