I don't do this very often because loading multiple photos in order in a Blogger post can be difficult at best but I thought I'd westle the program for today to give you a glimpse at how I develop a journal page from start to finish.
Step 1: Collage some pieces of vintage ledger paper onto a page that has been lightly painted with turquoise craft paint.
Step 2: Add some stamping (both bold and subtle) as well as some doodling in Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels. I use my non-dominant hand so the doodles are loose and playful.
Step 3: Using a palette knife, scrape on some white paint with a couple drops of neon pink and neon yellow.
Step 4: Reintroduce the doodling in Neocolors that got covered up in Step 3. Scrape on more paint. Add some strips of coordinating washi tape. This is the push/pull part of the process that continues until I get a background that pleases me.
Step 5: After some consideration about subject matter, prepaint a fox shape. (The fox is my totem animal so it often appears in my work.)
Step 6: Refine and sharpen the fox's colors and details. Add some more doodling in paint pen and Neocolors. Reintroduce stamping that got covered up. I want the fox to feel anchored in the background, not floating above it.
Step 7: Add some strips of scrapbook paper and a cookie fortune that reads: "Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the conquest of it." (I didn't know the theme/meaning/point of this page until now.) Finish off with some stamped paint rings in the same turquoise I began with in Step 1.