It's been awhile since I finished a journal page. This one was started a long time ago with background color and Viva modeling cream pearl through TCW 12x12 Cherry Blossoms stencil. Then it sat. I looked at it many times and thought that it's already pretty and I really should finish it... and then I'd walk away. Last night was time. I really didn't know where I was going. First was to get more going in the background. I added a strip of music paper to the right side and painted (Fresco Finish) over it. Then I added stenciling with a Wendy Vecchi stencil and white paint (Fresco Finish). Next I put the cherry blossom stencil back on and added color with Archival Inks. Along the bottom is another Wendy stencil and archival Inks. I recently got Dina Wakley's scribbly bird stamps and have been wanting to use them so stamped one at the bottom right. I added color with Fresco Finish paints. I was using opaque colors which worked well to cover the background color but dulled some of the stamp lines but since it's "scribbly" it was easy to use a Pitt brush pen and darken them back up. Highlights were added with a white gel pen. I wanted to make the flowers pop more so I put the stencil back on again and used a small Pitt pen to go around all the shapes. Took the stencil off and again went around all the flowers giving a double line, ope on top of the paste and one around the paste. I stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) with Archival Ink. Added scribbles around the edges of the page. Decided I should have more than one bird and used a couple of Wendy stencils and jet black Archival to add them - white gel pen for highlights.