I don't know where to put this thread or what to call it so I'll just go ahead with it.

A few weeks ago I left some test strips in water for a few days, and noticed the image was lifted off the paper. what I was wondering is if you could deliberately do this to prints that didn't turn out and re-use the paper by coating it or are there other factors to examine? I have some paper I'd like to re-use, but am unsure how to go about it if it's even possible.