I hope you all have had a great weekend, I sure did so now I need some bed rest ;) So while I rest (and planing my project life) you can see the process for this layout; Document.
Yes it´s the open book stuff! The more I use it the more I love it, and the less I have... So for this layout I only used 1 full 12*12 sheet and the rest is scraps.
The only real embellishments on this page are the flowers, made from scraps. Want to know how? Here are the blog post
A tried and true technique for me is stenciling and then water color over. I use the cheapest color i can find for two reasons, 1 its cheap. 2 the pigments are different so you get that chalk texture.