I have painted and stenciled with Liquitex Basic Paints. After they dried I stitched them on the sewing machine and applied Tim Holtz Distress inks over the whole journal. In some areas I wipe and in others I just left it the way it was. This gives the journals a bit of dimension. So my next steps will be waxing, adding the paper and the final step will be adding a clasp of some kind.............. not sure what kind.............. might change this also. Hope to finish them all by next week.