To create my background I used a Golden product I had not used before---fiber gel. It created a look on the page that reminds me of Venetian plaster. I colored the gel with fluid acrylics and I used three layers on each page. I applied the product with a old credit card and a palette knife. Both of the tools worked well, it just depended on the look you were going for. The finished texture is interesting and I like the look and feel. I will use this product again for other backgrounds.
Dawn's journal is beautiful and the theme she picked is "Blue". I had some trouble settling on my theme as I had several ideas in mind. I finally decided on Once in a Blue Moon. I really enjoyed doing the maid in the moon . I haven't done much with watercolors lately and it was fun to get back into that medium. I made a CD with songs, all titled Once in a Blue Moon to include. (Dawn included a CD in the journal with music to create by....it's was a great compilation disk and I played it a lot.) I'm fairly happy with my entries into Dawn's journal. I hope she is as happy with my work!