Step 1: Open your journal and apply a thin coat of Gesso.
Step 2: Now it’s time for some fun, using your chosen palette, paint in random patterns. Make sure you remember the color wheel so they don’t get muddy. I used the white to lighten some of the colors. The Shimmer Paints give a spectacular glow to the pages!
Step 3: I spent one Sunday drive cutting my collage pieces while my husband drove. It’s therapy and you’re ready when inspiration strikes. I switched the legs in this set to complement my background.
Step 6: Ink your stamps with Jet Black Archival and stamp directly over your background.
Step 7: I love that I can still see the work I did underneath.
Step 8: Use black marble on your distress tool over a stitching stencil.
Also use your white pan to give interest to the background with a few scattered flowers. You can doodle inside the petals if you’d like.
Step 10: Here’s the finished spread.