I thought I’d show you one of my recent journal pages. Sometimes I love bright bold colour and other times I like to tone it down.
All the little snippets you see on this page are offcuts that almost got thrown away. Each one is attached to the simple gesso background with a single strip of masking tape at the top which acts as a hinge and allows each piece to be lifted. I’ve added some stickers and washi tape and the writing is hidden under the flaps.
I think of it as whispering rather than shouting.
You can have real fun with this technique – use it for writing those things you don’t want on show, even to yourself; use it to turn around a negative – write the whiny stuff under the flap and turn it into a positive on the top; write about your guilty pleasures; or write about those hidden, secret dreams that you don’t dare to say out loud. There’s lots of scope for having a whispered conversation with yourself.