Using Jessica's stencil as a prompt, I began with layers of ink and the stencil. You don't need to use the entire stencil, using parts of it with different colors of ink makes them more painterly.
For a bit of pop, I pulled out my gel pens. Nice warm colors on such a cold day cheers me up.
Next came a hand-carved stamp.
How about some gesso?
And so it goes. Try using a stencil for a journal prompt. Using Jessica's Random Squares stencil lead me in a direction and the process pulled me along for a ride. I'll add some writing and drawing to this page next.
Here are all the blog hoppers in Jessica's hop. Jessica will have a giveaway on her blog as well.
Seth Apter, The Altered Page, http://thealteredpage.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Dube, A Colorful Journey, http://www.acolorfuljourney.com
Kristin Dudish, Art & Stuff, http://kristindudish.blogspot.com/
Corinne Gilman, Sparkle Days Studios