So here is the start of my journal cover. I have having a really fun time with this challenge. I have adhered acrylic black felt to duck cloth for a really sturdy, stiff background. Then I dug through my stash of monoprinted papers, decorative fabrics, monoprinted fabrics, dyed scrim and cheesecloth and layed it all down on my base. I then layed a piece of gold tulle over the top and pinned it down and sewed the lines over the top using black thread. Over the top of this I have used a washed down gesso and painted over the top.