As I was creating this journal page, I decided to take photos of each step and make a tutorial to share.
I have selected my background papers which I will collage onto my page. I am using a Watercolor Strathmore Journal. This paper allows for several layers without breaking down. Mod podge is my choice for gluing items to my page. Sometimes I use matt medium, but find I need to use gloves with it because it doesn't wash off the hands very well.
After gluing my collage papers to my page, I add some paint using a sponge. I like to use light colors here. I start with buttermilk and some off white mixed together with a little water to give it a light wash, then I added some light blue, yellow and a red tone. All applied lightly so the background shows through.
This is where I start adding stenciling. to my page.
More stencils and stamping here.
Now for a focal point. I cut the image out of a magazine. Cut a dress out of scrap paper, and a bandanna to cover her hair.
This is where the fun starts. Doodling, adding details. Drawing leaves and stems for the flowers. I painted her face and body parts with a light paint.
Here is the completed page. I have added rub ons, more stamping, some decorative tape.