First of all I got all sorts of stuff out and just added colour to the pages. I used ink sprays and stencils, neocolour II crayons, inktense blocks, a grater, spray water, acrylic paints, scrapers, brushes, a home made geli plate, tissue paper, book pages (OLD German books too, awesome!) all sorts of stuff and I made sure there was something on every single page.
It was all about making it so that I will not need to worry about the dreaded "FEAR OF THE BLANK PAGE", and I will have something to start from whenever I open the journal up to begin.
There are loads more pages I haven't shown you and one or two that didn't go according to plan. For instance the gesso through a stencil. Welllll, it worked ok on the one page but on the other the whole spine area has stuck together, there's a good centimetre or more of each page on that spread now unuseable and it opens weird, ooops . . . .
While I had the home made gel plate and acrylics out I made lots of prints on other sheets of paper. I cut those up, drew borders onto them all and stamped journaling lines onto about half of them. These I tucked into the pockets inside the front and back covers. You can also see here, the stamp I made to make the journaling lines.
Finally, one last prepared page and a question for you. What do you see here?
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