Do you guys prefer the photo or the text first?
Anyway, this spread started with a swirly stamp I made, applied with paint, dried, and then painted over with watered down acrylic. I laid down some tape and rubbed some more paint on it and then journaled on and on top of it. I glued thr fringe to the top left page with tacky glue. The fringe didn't pose much of a problem for future journaling because it's long enough to flip over the top and stay out of the way, but it is something to consider before just slapping it on. The picture is of a whirling dervish from National Geographic: I blocked out the background with a few layers of black acrylic to keep it simple.