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Default Journaling on busy backgrounds.

Do you do it?
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:38 PM
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I use those things Julie Released. The color wash things. Not on the computer, so I don't know the exact name
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:48 PM
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I use paint:


Or I change the font color to one that stands out:



Or use Julie's Paint Wash:


Or I journal directly on it - and use the pattern as a guide:


That's what I've done
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:49 PM
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Paint yup! Love gesso type of splats!
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:14 PM
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I use Julie's paint wash too to mute the pattern.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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not usually... but if I do i just use a really dark black font lol or like above go white

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Old 09-03-2013, 09:49 PM
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I use Julie's paint wash too!
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:18 PM
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here's some of mine. I have a passion for busy backgrounds and lots o' journaling.

I really like using paper strips


when it's something I don't REALLY want people to read, I just chuck it on there


a little journaling card


and lastly...I just make the font dark enough so you can see it LOL


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Old 09-03-2013, 10:30 PM
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I will often type my journaling and then select it with a feather of like 20 px and then on a new layer below I put a shape with the background color and lower the opacity until I like the look.

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another paint wash user...
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:00 PM
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Um...it turns out I don't really journal right on busy backgrounds.

The last time I even journaled right on a patterned background was this one back in March and even it is not super busy:



oh! And I guess I used paint, too.

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Old 09-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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I rarely journal right on a busy paper, but if I do, I use paint underneath it so it stands out. I also add a journal card or tuck it on a plain piece of paper.


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I use a darker font



[IMG]https://www.sweetshoppecommunity.com/gallery/data/500/04_22_13Love.jpg[/IMG]
sometimes I just make the font bigger


I also change my ffont color light if it is a darker background
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Sometimes I make all or part of the background lighter by overlaying another paper on it.



Other times I just make my sentiment really big. Like, title-sized big. And I throw in some WA as part of my journaling to make it stand out more.



I'm also with others who journal on a card or on top of paint, and make sure I'm adding as much contrast as I can.
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Wow these pages are all gorgeous! I sure loved seeing them all and get some ideas - thanks for sharing!!
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:26 AM
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Another Paint Wash user here! Love those!
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I avoid the background and journal on a photo:

or a journal card:

or a paper strip:

or lots of paper strips:

But if I want to go right on the busy paper, I'll find a less busy part to journal on:

or I put a glow or stroke on the text (I know it doesn't look like much, but at full-size I swear this is totally legible! I am way too anal to make it not be, ha!)


up closer:


I've also used blends, paints, and masks but I don't have any examples to show off. Maybe soon.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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I use paint a lot as well.

On this one I think I just made a white rectangle in my scrapping software (I may have used white paper not 100% certain) and then just made it a bit transparent so that the pattern shows through just a little bit.

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i do the paint wash thing too. either that, or i put the journaling on a card or a solid layer.
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:20 AM
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*cough*journalingonjournalingcardsdoesn'tcount*cou gh*
lol!!!

Yes, I use paint sometimes to journal on busy backgrounds, or I work the journaling in with the background design. I also will use a slight stroke light Lorry.
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