So I finally got around to playing with my journal and worked on a couple pages. I just love the stencils, they are so fun. I used this Julie Fei-Fan Balzer stencil and first painted white on black on the left side of the journal spread. When it was dry, I used the stencil over that area and applied four different colors of dye inks over the white paint with the Tim Holtz applicators. Then I took the stencil that still had the ink on it, spritzed it with water and burnished it on a piece of white paper while it was still wet. Why waste the ink, right? That left me with a mirror image of the stencil on white paper, which I glued down in my journal.
The top border of the page below, and the borders on the 2nd spread are a wide-size washi tape.
I've been working a little at a time on the pages, each evening, when I can. It's relaxing.