I like to put the texture on the background, apply a coat of gesso and then let it sit with me for a while. Somehow this just works for me. Then I'll sit back down with it and know exactly what I want to do next! This page started out with flower stickers, texture paste and stencils, and washi tape.
When I sat back down with this one, I knew I wanted to work with blues and turquoise, two of my favorite colors to art journal with. I added color with DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylics in Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Phthalo Green-Blue and Phthalo Turquoise all watered down to create a water colored effect.