Today's page was a little hard for me because I can't get around so I don't have access to my supplies. I decided to just use what was next to my chair - india ink, a skewer, an old painted doily, red spray, yellow paint, black pen.
Yes, with more energy and less pain that would have been enough to make something swell, but that's just not what I've got in me today.
This is the page I started with. And to be honest, I think it's most likely a bit nicer then the page I ended up with. Yeah... that's how it goes some days. But it's an art journal - if things work out every time then you're not trying new things.
I thought I'd share a technique I like. First you apply acrylic paint to your page with a credit card through punchinella (sequin waste).
Then use your heat tool to dry it but go too close, or too long so that it puffs up and the paint boil a bit.
Once the paint bubbles have cooled, pat them down with your fingers - MAKE SURE THEY ARE COMPLETELY COOL OR YOU"LL GET BURNT!!! - and you get a cool textured effect.
It's a nice riff on the paint through punchinella look.