I've been faffing about with a journal page this afternoon, and it got to the stage where I nearly painted all over it and started again...
This obliterated most of my background stamping, so I added some more over the top of the crackle layer.
However, it then felt I had gone too far, so I used a watered down sparingly applied layer of Ice Blue Fresco.
However, I felt the page needed something white too so found some cotton fibres that I'd saved since Christmas when I was fraying the edges of the cotton on which I'd stamped some of my Christmas cards... and glued it behind the cut out flowers.
At this point I thought it may have been easier to just stamp with the paint straight onto the cotton - so had to have a go to see what that looked like - as you can see I didn't bother to find a piece that wasn't all crumpled up in the packet!
I like this a lot, so think I'll be doing more of that very soon!! (Once I can find a way to stop it fraying,,, my sewing not being up to stitching round the edges, and I don't have a machine!!)