I started out with a page covered with brown paper tape - the sort you use to stretch watercolour paper. On top of this I applied some gesso with a plastic card.
A layer of acrylic paint was applied with a baby wipe.
Collage on a few pieces of paper and tape.
Add some more paint.
The bit you can't see is that this is the stage where I decided what the page was going to be about. In this case it is a quote by Helen Keller based around a heart, so I put one on the page.
The quote was then stamped on with two different sets of alphabet stamps, edged, and coloured in.
The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller
A few small hearts were stamped on.
I placed a few winding leaves to fill in what felt like empty and unfinished space with a Copic marker.
So there you have it - journal page from start to finish.
What's your process?