The background for this page started out very simply with writing out encouraging words on the page, which was then covered with gesso and a selection of paints.
I used an old credit card to spread the paint and began to add some shapes using the edge of the card. The good thing about working in an art journal is that you can work to any size that suits, and you can be so expressive either with lots of images and words or keep it simple.
I had made silhouettes from painted card and applied to the surface of the journal page.
Take a look at the video of the process, I hope it inspires you to work in your own journal, I would love to see your results.