I worked in my "Girls Annual", it has wonderfully thick pages and I like to include the picture that is on the page too.
I began by lightly gessoing over the written part of the page and then added lots of different papers and a few bits of lace and hessian. Also some DecoArt crackle paste through a Dinky stencil.
I then added a wash of Paperartsy Snowflake fresco paint and built up layers of white sprays, distress sprays and Infusions Limoncello. Lots of dabbing ensued.
I added some more texture with texture beads and some white pearls.
I wrote in White pen in the available spaces and finished off with a motto....and a few encouraging words.
This piece reminds of school when I used to compete in the Reading Competition. It entailed learning a poem and reciting it in front of the class, then the year, then the school. I always got to the final but never in the top three, but I tried really hard. My Derbyshire accent failed to impress the judges by the side of several plummier tones. Happy Days, even though you don't really appreciate them at the time.
I am entering this into the Vintage Journey Challenge.