The Blackout technique is when you take a text or a poem or an article, anything written really, and you black out most of the words with a black marker (or a digital equivalent), leaving only few words/parts uncovered. The uncovered words become your poem/story.
13 Things Your Hand Writing Reveals About You (Reader’s Digest/MSN). Pretend the white is black; I spent several hours at this (I can’t scan images, such as a printed page, into my computer right now) trying various digital blackout methods. The words are placed roughly where they were positioned on the page, though I left out many of the intervening lines.
Produced for mlmm’s Sunday Prompt: black out